Tattooed Life (1965)

11/13/1965 (JP) ThrillerDramaActionCrime 1h 27m


‘Tattooed Life' begins with a parasol wielding Yakuza assassin attacking a rickshaw. It almost looks like feudal Japan until somebody pulls a gun and we're reminded that it's the 20th century. Post-shooting, the assassin delivers his bounty to his brother (to pay for his art school education) before getting ambushed in one of the few rickshaw-jacking incidents in film history, and being rescued by his art-student brother. In the aftermath, one brother is marked for death by the Yakuza, and the other brother won't go to art school with blood on his hands, so they decide the perfect way to deal with such hardships is to become fugitive construction workers in northern Japan . And why not?

  1. Seijun Suzuki


  2. Kinya Naoi


  3. Kei Hattori


Top Billed Cast

  1. Hideki Takahashi

    Hideki Takahashi

    Murakami Tetsutaro

  2. Masako Izumi

    Masako Izumi

    Kinoshita Midori

  3. Akira Yamanouchi

    Kinoshita Yuzo

  4. Yuji Odaka

    Yuji Odaka

    Ezaki Osamu

  5. Kotobuki Hananomoto

    Murakami Kenji

  6. Hiroko Itō

    Kinoshita Masayo

  7. Kayo Matsuo

    Kayo Matsuo


  8. Hōsei Komatsu

    Hōsei Komatsu

    Yamano Senkichi

  9. Kaku Takashina

    Kaku Takashina


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Tattooed Life
Tattooed Life

Original Title 刺青一代

Status Released

Original Language Japanese

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