Tattooed Life

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Tattooed Life
Tattooed Life poster.jpg
Directed by Seijun Suzuki
Produced by Masayuki Takagi
Written by Kei Hattori
Kinya Naoi
Starring Hideki Takahashi
Masako Izumi
Yuji Odaka
Music by Masayoshi Ikeda
Cinematography Kurataro Takamura
Distributed by Nikkatsu
Release date
November 13, 1965
Running time
87 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Tattooed Life (刺青一代 Irezumi ichidai?) is a 1965 yakuza action movie directed by Seijun Suzuki. The film stars Hideki Takahashi as "Silver Fox" Tetsu. The story follows the flight of yakuza hitman Tetsu and his younger, artistic brother Kenji after the latter kills a yakuza boss in a double cross. The pair is pursued by the yakuza and police as they head for Manchuria. They are swindled of their money before they can reach their destination and take labor jobs on a tunnel project, each falling in love with their new boss's wife and daughter, respectively.

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