Jînzu Burûsu: Asu Naki Buraiha (1974)

Jeans Blues: No Future is the kind of lurid, violent and downbeat film that I adore. And there’s no better star for these kind of movies than Meiko Kaji, who embodies revenge like no other actress ever, thanks to turns as Lady Snowblood and Female Prison Scorpion.

This time, Meiko plays Hijiriko, a bar girl who has stolen all the money from work and a car that doesn’t belong to her. She literally runs into Jiro, who has done the same thing, ripping money off from his gangster friends. They steal another car and try to get away.

As Serge and Bardot once sang, “De toute façon, ils n’pouvaient plus s’en sortir. La seule solution, c’était mourir.” There’s no way out of this that ends well for anyone, you know?

Meiko has gone on record saying that she was embarrassed by this movie, but I didn’t see much that would make me feel this way. Maybe I give her an eternal pass.

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