Yajû shisubeshi (1959) AKA The Beast Shall Die


A promising post-graduate literature student is transformed into a psychotic killer following the suicide of his father and a sleazy affair by his mother with a younger man. One of the first “lonely hit-man” or “lonely killer” films.

Director: Eizô Sugawa. AKA The Beast Shall Die / 野獣死すべし
Writers: Yoshio Shirasaka (screenplay), Haruhiko Ôyabu (novel).
Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Hiroshi Koizumi, Eijirô Tôno, Nobuo Nakamura, Reiko Dan, Yumi Shirakawa.


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  1. Tony Williams
    October 17, 2021

    Really good and with an open ending that Hollywood would never allow.

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