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Three Resurrected Drunkards (帰って来たヨッパライ, Kaette kita yopparai) is a Japanese film directed by Nagisa Ōshima. It was based on the hit song "Kaette kita yopparai" by The Folk Crusaders, a folk and pop music group that also appeared in the film. [1] [2] It was released in March 1968. [3]



Three young men go to the beach. Someone steals their clothes while they swim, and replaces them with ones that then leave the three mistaken for illegal aliens. In a commentary on the way Korean immigrants are treated in Japan, the three must then flee from the authorities, who are presented in a ridiculing light. [4]


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A digitally restored version of the film was released on DVD by The Criterion Collection as part of their Eclipse Series. [6]

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