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The Autumn Rain: Crime in Japan

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Although about Japan, the concerns expressed in this film are universal: the rising incidence of crimes perpetrated by and on ordinary citizens, the role of the police in society, the growth of organized crime. 'Our traditional values are fading. Our code of honour is breaking down,' laments one Japanese man, himself a member of one of Japan's organized crime 'families.' Japanese police, who carry no weapons, are seen as they patrol on bicycles and work out of street-level storefront offices. Access and integration into the local neighbourhood seems to be their strategy. Still, crime in Japan is on the rise.

1990, 29 min 39 s