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Everything Goes Wrong

Everything Goes Wrong

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.

Plot

On a hot and sweltering summer day, a gang of high school delinquents rove through an amusement park. One group member, Jirō Sugita, 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. Misayo is the mistress of Keigo Nanbara, 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, 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.