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  • Kanto Wanderer

    Kanto Wanderer

    ★★★★★

    For all the attention that Branded to Kill and Tokyo Drifter get, Kanto Wanderer (1963) is by far my favorite film of Suzuki's that I've seen. Kanto Wanderer is the story of Boss Izu's bodyguard Katsuta (Akira Kobayashi), a rigid, traditionalist yakuza, fresh out of prison and learning that the world has left him behind. Strained relations with a rival gang and the reappearance of a lost love, the now-married Mrs. Iwama, complicate his efforts to live by his moral…