Gate of Youth

(1981)
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The story of Shinsuke, a young man who lives through a stormy life as a poverty-stricken coal miner. Ranging from Shinsuke's infanthood to his mid-teens. Coal workers and the mines dominate nearly every aspect of his life. Shinsuke's father a group leader at the mine, dies while bravely using dynamite to rescue a group of trapped Korean miners. Several older men attempt to help he and his mother cope, including a friendly Harley-riding yakuza boss. This movie has it all, drama, romance, sex, yakuza and violence! It is based on a story by Hiroyuki Itsuki that was originally serialized in the magazine Shukan Gendai in 1969-70.

  1. Koreyoshi Kurahara

    Director

  2. Kinji Fukasaku

    Director

  3. Hiroyuki Itsuki

    Novel

  4. Tatsuo Nogami

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Bunta Sugawara

    Bunta Sugawara

    Shigezo Ibuki

  2. Keiko Matsuzaka

    Keiko Matsuzaka

    Tae Ibuki

  3. Koichi Sato

    Koichi Sato

    Shisuke Ibuki

  4. Kaoru Sugita

    Orie Maki

  5. Tomisaburō Wakayama

    Tomisaburō Wakayama

    Ryugoro Hanawa

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Gate of Youth

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Original Title 青春の門

Status Released

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  • January 15, 1981
    Theatrical

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Original Language Japanese

Runtime 2h 20m

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