Bad Boys (1961 film)

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Bad Boys
Bad Boys Japansese Poster.jpg
The Japanese Poster.
Directed bySusumu Hani
Music byToru Takemitsu
CinematographyMitsuji Kanau
Iwanami Productions
Release date
  • 29 March 1961 (1961-03-29)
Running time
89 minutes

Bad Boys (不良少年, Furyō shōnen) is a Japanese film directed by Susumu Hani in 1961 about juvenile delinquents. Since Hani had a background in documentary, he shot Bad Boys, his first feature-length fiction film, in a documentary style, using "nonprofessional actors, black and white, hand-held cinematography, and location shooting."[1] It was voted the best film of 1961 in the poll of film critics by Kinema Junpo[2] and has been considered one of the films to launch the Japanese New Wave.[3] Hani was given the Directors Guild of Japan New Directors Award for directing the film,[4] and Toru Takemitsu was given the Mainichi Film Award for best film score for his work on Bad Boys and Mozu.[5]


  1. ^ Desser, David (1988). Eros Plus Massacre. Indiana University Press. p. 62. ISBN 0-253-31961-7.
  2. ^ 1961年度キネマ旬報ベストテン. Cinema 1987 (in Japanese). Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Bad Boys". Museum of Modern Art. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  4. ^ "New Directors Award". Directors Guild of Japan. Archived from the original on 2012-03-03. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Konkūru no rekishi: 1961". Mainichi Eiga Konkūru (in Japanese). Mainichi Shinbun. Retrieved 27 January 2013.

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