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  • A desperate mother hands her delinqunet teenager over to the Japanese mafia for one year.

    A desperate mother hands her delinqunet teenager over to the Japanese mafia for one year.

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  • Kumagai-san and two yakuzas walk in the evening in the Tokyo’s streets.

    Kumagai-san and two yakuzas walk in the evening in the Tokyo’s streets.

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  • Kumagai-san and two yakuzas shop in Tokyo’s streets.

    Kumagai-san and two yakuzas shop in Tokyo’s streets.

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  • Kumagai-san and three yakuzas walk in the evening in the Tokyo’s streets.

    Kumagai-san and three yakuzas walk in the evening in the Tokyo’s streets.

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  • Kumagai-san, in his office

    Kumagai-san, in his office

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  • Kumagai-san, chief of his clan is speaks to Naoki, the new trainee, in his office.

    Kumagai-san, chief of his clan is speaks to Naoki, the new trainee, in his office.

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  • Naoki’s first interview with the Yakuza chief

    Naoki’s first interview with the Yakuza chief

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  • Yakuzas in the public bath

    Yakuzas in the public bath

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The Film

Meet the Japanese Mafia’s latest son: a 20 year old named Naoki, part of a surging, decade-long wave of juvenile delinquency in Japan. As Naoki rejects school, conventional employment, and family, his desperate mother decides to take one last-ditch effort to save him — by handing him over to the Mafia for one year and letting him choose his own path.

The Filmmakers

  1. Jean Pierre LimosinDirector
  2. Christian BauteProducer
  3. Hengameh PanahiProducer