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Dokuritsu Gurentai

Desperado Outpost

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DESPERADO OUTPOST

Set in the frontlines of World War II China, this dynamic action film with a hard-boiled touch deals with the foolishness of war. War correspondent Araki heads toward a unit nicknamed "The Desperados". Seeking the truth behind a suicide incident, he negotiates with First Lieutenant Hashimoto and a group of bandits. Okamoto wrote the script using the concept of an outsider, and expanded upon it with thrilling action in the style of a Western. Sato Makoto demonstrates such fearless charm in his first starring role that his popularity propelled subsequent sequels to be made.
Text: Morimune Atsuko, catalog TOKYO FILMeX 2006
Photo: © 1959 TOHO Co., Ltd.

Japan 1959, 108 min

by

Okamoto Kihachi

with

Sato Makoto
Nakatani Ichiro
Mifune Toshiro
Nakamaru Tadao
Tsuruta Koji
Ehara Tatsuyoshi
Yukimura Izumi

World Sales

Toho Company Ltd.