On the Road Forever

© 1964 Kadokawa Pictures
  • Friday, June 1, 22:30 German Film Museum
    (Tickets only available at the German Film Museum)
  • 無宿者
    Mushuku mono
  • Japan 1964, 35mm, 89 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • Director: Kenji MISUMI
  • Script: Seiji HOSHIKAWA
  • Camera: Chishi MAKIURA
  • Cast: Raizo ICHIKAWA, Jun FUJIMAKI, Toru ABE, Eiko TAKI, Kenjiro ISHIYAMA
  • Production: Daiei Film
  • World sales: Kadokawa
  • Film copy: Japan Foundation
  • With an introduction by Tom Mes

After a raid on a gambling parlor, drifter Ipponmatsu and ronin Yaichiro find respite in a coastal village. They soon learn how the residents suffer under a devious and exploitative strongman, who has his debt-ridden victims shipped off to a labor camp. Ipponmatsu suspects Yaichiro to be the son of a villain who murdered his father years ago. Having reason to believe that the local tyrant is this very murderer, he begins to plot his revenge.

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