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still P.P. Rider (Shinji Sômai, JP 1983)

P.P. Rider

Shinji Sômai / JP, 1903 / 118 min.

Slapstick, action, danger: three Japanese school kids chase their classmate’s kidnappers in this scintillating film replete with daring camera angles by Shinji Somai, the master of the long take. About growing up, performing acrobatic stunts and discovering the world.

poster P.P. Rider (Shinji Sômai, JP 1983)
Secondary school pupils Jojo, Jishu and Bruce are a trio of very close outsiders. They set off in pursuit when the school bully is kidnapped by some criminals. During their comedic Japanese road trip they encounter the yakuza or Japanese mafia as well as the adult world.

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Shonben raidâ


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still P.P. Rider (Shinji Sômai, JP 1983)
still P.P. Rider (Shinji Sômai, JP 1983)
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