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 is a 1960 Japanese Sun Tribe film directed by Seijun Suzuki and starring Tamio Kawachi and Yoshiko Yatsu in her film debut. The story follows Jirō, a rebellious high schooler, in his sadomasochistic and criminal misadventures, specifically as they relate to his girlfriend, mother and her lover. The film was produced and distributed by the Nikkatsu Company. Kinema Junpo called it an early masterpiece in Suzuki's career.


Synopsis

On a sweltering summer day, a gang of high school delinquents rove through an amusement park. One group member, Jirō Sugita (Tamio Kawachi), harasses one of the girls which invokes an extended verbal rebuke. Jirō leaves the group and returns home where he lives with his single mother, Misayo (Tomoko Naraoka). She is the mistress of Keigo Nanbara (Shinsuke Ashida), a business man, both of whom Jirō is constantly at odds with. Jirō gets in a fight with Nanbara, tears violently through the house and steals some money. Another girl from the group, Toshimi Tani (Yoshiko Yatsu), has a crush on Jirō. The two start a physical relationship but Jirō is decidedly cooler towards the affair. At Misayo's request, Nanbara lectures Jirō about his disreputable lifestyle and relationship but is met with mockery.

The following day, Nanbara and Misayo, as well as Jirō and his friends, go to a Zushimarker beach resort. Jirō convinces one friend, Etsuko (Shinako Nakagawa), to seduce Nanbara. Toshimi then leads Misayo to the bedroom where Nanbara and Etsuko are having their tryst. Jirō observes his mother's distress and is wracked with guilt. He and Toshimi steal a convertible and speed away. Nanbara catches up with them at a rest stop and, in a struggle, Jirō kills Nanbara with a wrench. The two continue their frantic flight only to collide with a truck, dying soon afterward. A crowd has gathered around the wreck when Misayo arrives. An observer mutters, "Everything went wrong."

Production

In 1956, Nikkatsu Studios made three popular Sun Tribe films, a genre focused on a contemporary youth subculture noted for their affinity for beach life, jazz music and their progressive attitudes towards sex. The films met with moral public outcries and a fourth production was halted at the behest of Eirin (The Motion Picture Code of Ethics Committee). However, the genre later resurged and included Everything Goes Wrong. The film was based on the author Akira Ichijō's story High Teen Mistress ( Hai tīn jōfu), adapted for the screen by Seiji Hoshikawa. Former fashion model Yoshiko Yatsu made her feature film debut. Hit singer Kyu Sakamoto made an appearance, performing a musical number. The film employed an improvisational jazz score and free flowing camera work in a semi-documentary style. Production was completed on .

Release

The film was released by Nikkatsu in Japan on October 8, 1960. The film journal Kinema Junpo posited that any deficiencies in the story were overshadowed by Seijun Suzuki's unique directorial style. They placed it in the Japanese New Wave and marked it an early masterpiece in Suzuki's oeuvre. In writing his book on Japanese filmmakers, Chris D. called it, "A find, and highly recommended." He noted in it common elements with Nagisa Oshima's own Sun Tribe film Cruel Story of Youth (also 1960) but found Everything Goes Wrong to be less pretentious.

Nikkatsu released Everything Goes Wrong on DVD in Japan on May 21, 2005. It included a photo gallery and the original film trailer. The release was done in conjunction with the release of three other films directed by Seijun Suzuki and in anticipation of the following year's 50th anniversary of his directorial debut.The four films released on May 21, 2005, were Gate of Flesh, Detective Bureau 23: Go to Hell, Bastards!, Carmen of Kawachi and Everything Goes Wrong.



Soundtrack

On February 23, 2007, the Japanese label Think! Records reissued the soundtrack on Compact Disc as a part of its Cine Jazz series, which featured 1960s Nikkatsu Action film scores. The music was derived from Keitarō Miho's film score. Tracks 29 and 30 are bonus tracks.The Cine Jazz series consited of three releases on February 23, 2007, the soundtracks to Branded to Kill, Everything Goes Wrong and a 2-disk set for Black Sun and The Warped Ones.



Track listing

No. Translation Japanese title Romanization
1. "-Nikkatsu Logo-" -Nikkatsu māku-
2. "Jirō Sugita" Sugita Jirō
3. "Toshimi Tani" Tani Toshimi
4. "(Musical Performance Scene)" (Gekichū ensō shīn)
5. "(Musical Performance Scene)" (Gekichū ensō shīn)
6. "A Present for Mama" Haha e purezento
7. "The Split Pt. 1" Wakaremashō pāto wan
8. "The Split Pt. 2" Wakaremashō pāto tsū
9. "Jirō and Toshimi Pt. 1" Jirō to Toshimi pāto wan
10. "Jirō and Toshimi Pt. 2" Jirō to Toshimi pāto tsū
11. "Jirō and Toshimi Pt. 3" Jirō to Toshimi pāto surī
12. "Jirō and Toshimi Pt. 4" Jirō to Toshimi pāto fuoa
13. "Jirō and Toshimi Pt. 5" Jirō to Toshimi pāto fuaibu
14. "A Mistress's Child" Mekake no ko
15. "Nanbara the Chump! Pt. 1" Nanbara no yatsu! pāto wan
16. "Nanbara the Chump! Pt. 2" Nanbara no yatsu! pāto tsū
17. "No Excuses Pt. 1" Iiwake wa mittomonai ze pāto wan
18. "No Excuses Pt. 2" Iiwake wa mittomonai ze pāto tsū
19. "Jirō's Regret Pt. 1" Jirō no namida pāto wan
20. "Jirō's Regret Pt. 2" Jirō no namida pāto tsū
21. "Jirō's Regret Pt. 3" Jirō no namida pāto surī
22. "We Want the Loot Pt. 1" Kane ga hoshindaro pāto wan
23. "We Want the Loot Pt. 2" Kane ga hoshindaro pāto tsū
24. "(Musical Performance Scene)" (Gekichū ensō shīn)
25. "Now Talk" Hanashi o shi yō
26. "No One Understands" Ore no kimochi wa wakaranai
27. "But I'm Not Guilty" Dare no tsumi demo naindesu
28. "Everything Goes Wrong" Subete ga kurutteru
29. n/a n/a
30. n/a n/a


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