Fighting Elegy

Tokyo: Nikkatsu, 1966. Draft script for the 1966 film. Text in Japanese.

Based on a novel by Takashi Suzuki, a repressed, Catholic young man living in a boardinghouse is infatuated with the landlady's daughter and when he cannot express his feelings, he turns to violence. He joins a gang and begins a fighting routine, exploiting the weakness of classmates.

Set in Okayama, shot on location in Japan.

Red titled perfect bound wrappers. Title page present. 113 leaves, with last page of text numbered 19. Mechanical duplication. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine.

Criterion Collection 269.

[Book #141426]