Sho o suteyo machi e deyou (1971) AKA Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets


Shûji Terayama’s debut feature Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets, an adaptation of his eponymous novel and play, is a playful, energetic, psychedelic, visually hypnotic critique of contemporary Japanese society’s descent into ruthless materialism. The story focuses on a teenager in hopeless search of identity within a highly dysfunctional family and a fractured world that both threaten to devour the boy—demanding everything and not really caring at all. A masterpiece of subversive cinema.

Director: Shūji Terayama. AKA 書を捨てよ町へ出よう / Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets
Stars: Hideaki Sasaki, Masahiro Saito, Yukiko Kobayashi, Fudeko Tanaka, Sei Hiraizumi, Keiko Niitaka.


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  1. Sean D
    August 21, 2019

    This has been on my watchlist for ages, so thank you, thank you, thank you Jon for making it available.

  2. Jake G
    August 30, 2019

    Blown away, thank you so much for this!!

  3. James
    December 31, 2020

    Hi! Thanks a lot for this film, it is super rare getting this HD quality. Can we get “Saraba hakobune” of the same director, at some point in the future?. Thanks again for this incredible blog!

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