Crazed Fruit

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Crazed Fruit
Directed by Kō Nakahira
(as Yasushi Nakahira)
Produced by Takiko Mizunoe
Written by Shintaro Ishihara
Starring Ayuko Fujishiro
Taizō Fukami
Mie Kitahara
Harold Conway
Music by Masaru Sato
Tōru Takemitsu
Cinematography Shigeyoshi Mine
Distributed by Nikkatsu
Release dates
  • July 12, 1956 (1956-07-12)[1]
Running time
86 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Crazed Fruit (狂った果実 Kurutta kajitsu?), also known as Juvenile Jungle, is a 1956 Japanese Sun Tribe film directed by Kō Nakahira. It is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Shintaro Ishihara, the older brother of cast member Yujiro Ishihara,[2] and is about two brothers who fall in love with the same woman and the resulting conflict. The film was controversial upon release because of its depiction of Japanese youth.[3] It would later be known for helping start the Sun Tribe genre.[3]



  1. ^ Crazed Fruit (Japanese) at the Japanese Movie Database
  2. ^ Marc Mohan "Crazed Fruit: The Criterion Collection"
  3. ^ a b Deming, Mark. "Crazed Fruit (1956)". The New York Times. Retrieved 25 October 2015. 

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