Young Yakuza

When a troubled young man rejects school, jobs, and family, his desperate mother decides to take one last chance to save him.

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Global Voices
Premiere Date
August 18, 2008
99 minutes
Funding Initiative
Limosin jeanpierre filmmaker bio

Jean Pierre Limosin

Jean-Pierre Limosin is a French film director and screenwriter. He has directed seven films since 1983. His film Tokyo Eyes was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival.


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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.