Kaoyaku (1965)
Theatrical poster to Kaoyaku
Directed by Teruo Ishii[1]
Written by Kazuo Kasahara
Kinji Fukasaku
Teruo Ishii
Music by Masao Yagi
Cinematography Ichirō Hoshijima
Editing by Osamu Tanaka
Distributed by Toei
Released January 3, 1965
Running time 91 min.
IMDb profile
JMDb profile

Kaoyaku (顔役) is a 1965 film directed by Teruo Ishii.[1] Designed by Toei as their New Year release for 1965, problems arose when the assigned director, Kinji Fukasaku, left the project after an argument with screenwriter Kazuo Kasahara. Teruo Ishii filled in as director. Ken Takakura hums a melody in this film which he also sang in Ishii's next film, Abashiri Prison, released in April 1965.[2]




  1. 1.0 1.1 "顔役" (in Japanese). Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved 2011-02-27.
  2. Schilling, Mark (2003). The Yakuza Movie Book: A Guide to Japanese Gangster Films. Berkeley: Stone Bridge Press. pp. 231-232. ISBN 1-880656-76-0.
  3. "顔役" (in Japanese). Kinema Jumpo. Retrieved 2011-02-27.

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