The Gate of Youth (1975)
3h 8min · Drama · 15 February 1975
Mainly the story of Shinsuke and his stepmother, ranging from Shinsuke's infanthood to his mid-teens. Coal workers and the mines dominate nearly every aspect of the life of the characters. Shinsuke's father dies while bravely using dynamite to rescue a group of trapped Korean miners. Several older men attempt to help he and his mother cope, including a kind Korean and a Harley-riding yakuza.
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Director(s): Kirirô UrayamaCast: Tatsuya Nakadai, Sayuri Yoshinaga, Ken Tanaka