The great Kinji Fukasaku has made tons of this kind of films, always beginning with the scene of a gangster being relased from jail, finding his old pals and then getting back to his former associates who betrayed him, or not. This one, which I watched with no subtitles, makes no exeption. It is a rare feature from the first part of KF career. and as usual, it is also a portrait of the Japan of this early sixties, a kind of social movie, not only a yakuza flick. Good jazzy score and photography too. Not my favourite from the Yakuza genre master.