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

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.

Producer

Christian Baute

Producer

Hengameh Panahi

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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.

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