Branded to Kill (1967)

Director
Seijun Suzuki

Main cast
Jô Shishido; Kôji Nanbara; Isao Tamagawa; Anne Mari; Mariko Ogawa

Genres
Action, Crime, Drama

Description
After botching his latest assignment, a third-ranked Japanese hit man becomes the target of another assassin.


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