Battles Without Honor and Humanity (仁義なき戦い, Jingi naki tatakai?) is a 1973 yakuza film by director Kinji Fukasaku. It is adapted from a series of newspaper articles, by journalist Kōichi Iiboshi, that were rewrites of a manuscript originally written by real-life yakuza, Kōzō Minō, while he was in prison. It is the first film in a five-part series also known as The Yakuza Papers.
It won the 1974 Kinema Junpo Awards for Best Film, Best Actor (Bunta Sugawara) and Best Screenplay (Kazuo Kasahara). Due to the series' enormous commercial and critical popularity it was followed by another three-part series, New Battles Without Honor and Humanity. It is often called the "Japanese Godfather."
Famous quotes containing the word honor:
“Funeral pomp is more for the vanity of the living than for the honor of the dead.”
—François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (16131680)