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The Gate of Youth (1975)

188 min | Drama

Mainly the story of Shinsuke and his stepmother, ranging from Shinsuke's infanthood to his mid-teens. Coal workers and the mines dominate nearly every aspect of the life of the characters. Shinsuke's father dies while bravely using ...See moreMainly the story of Shinsuke and his stepmother, ranging from Shinsuke's infanthood to his mid-teens. Coal workers and the mines dominate nearly every aspect of the life of the characters. Shinsuke's father dies while bravely using dynamite to rescue a group of trapped Korean miners. Several older men attempt to help he and his mother cope, including a kind Korean and a Harley-riding yakuza. Written by Sharptongue See less
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Jan 1, 1976 (United States)
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Ken Tanaka
Shinsuke, as a teenager Shinsuke, as a teenager   See fewer
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Tomohiro Tanabe
Shinsuke - aged 10 Shinsuke - aged 10   See fewer
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Kenji Matsuda
Shinsuke, aged 6 Shinsuke, aged 6   See fewer
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Haruhiko Urayama
Shinsuke - aged 3 Shinsuke - aged 3   See fewer
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Tatsuya Nakadai
Yuki, Shinsuke's father Yuki, Shinsuke's father   See fewer
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Sayuri Yoshinaga
Shinsuke's stepmother Shinsuke's stepmother   See fewer
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Shinobu Ôtake
Ori-eh, as a teenager Ori-eh, as a teenager   See fewer
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Rie Yamazaki
Ori-eh - as little girl Ori-eh - as little girl   See fewer
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Susumu Fujita
Yabe Tora Yabe Tora   See fewer
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Chôichirô Kawarasaki
Kaneyama, Korean man Kaneyama, Korean man   See fewer
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Keiko Takahashi
Piano Teacher (as Keiko Sekine) Piano Teacher (as Keiko Sekine)   See fewer
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Shôichi Ozawa
Narrator Narrator   See fewer
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Takeshi Katô
Hayatake Senjo Hayatake Senjo   See fewer
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Jûkei Fujioka
Miner Kijima Miner Kijima   See fewer
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Kazuhiko Sugizaki
Lee Gau Nam Lee Gau Nam   See fewer
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Jun Hamamura
Foreman Foreman   See fewer
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Takuya Fujioka
Coal Mine Owner Coal Mine Owner   See fewer
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Mitsuyo Inomata
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Keiko Maezaki
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Toki Shiozawa
Princess of Cafe Princess of Cafe   See fewer
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Mamoru Narumatsu
Fuku-san Fuku-san   See fewer
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Yuko Tazawa
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Hyoemon Hirosawa
Minstrel Minstrel   See fewer
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Tamami Urayama
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Kôji Uruki
Korean Korean   See fewer
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Hiro Kasai
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Atsuko Ami
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Zan Fujita
Haruo Haruo   See fewer
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6.9 / 10 | 12 votes