Crazed Fruit (1956)

Not Rated   |    |  Drama, Romance

Crazed Fruit (1956) Poster

Spending their summer on an exotic beach, two brothers fall for the same beautiful girl, whose charm and looks may hide more than they they bargained for.

Add this title to your Watchlist
Save movies and shows to keep track of what you want to watch.



  • Crazed Fruit (1956)
  • Crazed Fruit (1956)
  • Crazed Fruit (1956)
  • Crazed Fruit (1956)
  • Crazed Fruit (1956)
  • Crazed Fruit (1956)

See all photos

More of What You Love

Find what you're looking for even quicker with the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review

User Reviews

8 May 2008 | Shimakaneda
| A Refreshing and Very Satisfying Tale of Revenge
Having seen and enjoyed The Departed, and having seen No Country for Old Men and found it overrated, and who knows how many other recent films on similar themes, I was utterly delighted to have seen a screening of Crazed Fruit at a museum a few weeks ago. In terms of movies about revenge, Crazed Fruit is much more eloquent than any number of contemporary blockbusters. It probably doesn't say much in favor of my character to admit it (! nope !), but Crazed Fruit is the only film I can think of to have evoked a desire to stand up and cheer.

Throughout the body of the film, I kept asking myself, "Okay, this is a little bit like a Japanese Rebel Without a Cause, which is great in itself, but where's the real craziness here (besides the fact that America had already influenced Japan by 1956 in ways that most American's were not aware of)?" The main characters might have had moral issues, but they were so darned *elegant* about it! Even though this (being spared from the usual stream of sanctimonious and in-immediate inner and narrative wrestling bouts of the conscience) was enough of a refreshing change from what I'd usually seen in the cinema, I still wanted to see something hardcore to justify the film's title, and I can say that the end of the film certainly did deliver on that score. No outrageous depictions of violence here, just a relentless and rather memorably nutty ending.

I don't usually dare to write my own reviews on, but I couldn't contain myself this time. I really enjoyed Crazed Fruit. It was aesthetically appealing, it portrayed its characters as being dissatisfied in completely understandable ways (i.e., as being sympathetic), and I'm just really impressed with the way the film ended.

Extra points for the weird musical score, which was a wild yet still somehow understated fusion of "La Dolce Vita"-type music and Hawiian-influenced ukulele and slide-guitar. A nice touch that added to rather than detracted from the story.

Of course, times have changed drastically since this film was made. Part of what I enjoyed was temporarily returning to an era when problems were at least traceable to something gone wrong. It's a romantic film for sure.

Critic Reviews

More Like This

  • The Warped Ones

    The Warped Ones

  • Cruel Gun Story

    Cruel Gun Story

  • The Pornographers

    The Pornographers

  • Story of a Prostitute

    Story of a Prostitute

  • Fighting Elegy

    Fighting Elegy

  • Gate of Flesh

    Gate of Flesh

  • A Colt Is My Passport

    A Colt Is My Passport

  • A Wife Confesses

    A Wife Confesses

  • Double Suicide

    Double Suicide

  • Naked Youth

    Naked Youth

  • Pale Flower

    Pale Flower

  • This Transient Life

    This Transient Life


Plot Summary


Drama | Romance

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Plays Our "GoT" Bracket Challenge

The greatest warriors from "Game of Thrones" face off in an epic brawl, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau picks who will end up on the Iron Throne.

Watch now

Featured on IMDb

Check out our guide to superheroes, horror movies, and more.

Around The Web


Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on