Live Today, Die Tomorrow!

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Live Today, Die Tomorrow!
Live Today, Die Tomorrow!.jpg
The Japanese poster.
Directed by Kaneto Shindo
Produced by Hisao Itoya
Kazuo Kuwahara
Setsuo Noto
Written by Shozo Matsuda
Kaneto Shindo
Starring Daijiro Harada
Nobuko Otowa
Music by Hikaru Hayashi
Cinematography Kiyomi Kuroda
Edited by Hisao Enoki
Distributed by Kindai Eiga Kyokai
Release dates
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  • 31 October 1970 (1970-10-31)
Running time
120 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Live Today, Die Tomorrow! (Japanese: Hadaka no jukyusai) is a 1970 Japanese drama film based on the true story of Norio Nagayama. It was directed by Kaneto Shindo based on his own screenplay, and starred Daijiro Harada and Nobuko Otowa.


Michio Yamada (Daijiro Harada), a recent school graduate, is sent to Tokyo to work as a fruit-packer in a department store as part of a government programme. He takes a gun from a house on an American base and uses it to kill several people.

The scene changes to Yamada's childhood. Yamada is born the child of a reprobate and a weak-willed woman (Nobuko Otowa). As a boy Yamada experiences poverty and the rape of his sister at first hand.



The film won the Golden Prize at the 7th Moscow International Film Festival in 1971.[1]


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