Live Today, Die Tomorrow!

Live Today! Die Tomorrow!
Directed by Kaneto Shindo
Produced by
  • Toshio Itoya
  • Setsuo Noto
  • Kazuo Kuwahara[1]
Screenplay by
  • Kaneto Shindo
  • Shozo Matsuda
  • Isso Seki[1]
Music by
  • Kiyomi Kuroda
  • Yoshiteru Takao[1]
Distributed by Toho
Release dates
  • October 31, 1970 (1970-10-31) (Japan)
Running time
119 minutes[1]
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Live Today, Die Tomorrow! (Japanese: Hadaka no jukyusai) is a 1970 Japanese drama film based on the true story of Norio Nagayama. It was directed by Kaneto Shindo based on his own screenplay, and starred Daijiro Harada and Nobuko Otowa.


Michio Yamada (Daijiro Harada), a recent school graduate, is sent to Tokyo to work as a fruit-packer in a department store as part of a government programme. He takes a gun from a house on an American base and uses it to kill several people.

The scene changes to Yamada's childhood. Yamada is born the child of a reprobate and a weak-willed woman (Nobuko Otowa). As a boy Yamada experiences poverty and the rape of his sister at first hand.



Live Today, Die Tomorrow! was released in Japan on October 31, 1970 where it was distributed by Toho.[1]


The film won the Golden Prize at the 7th Moscow International Film Festival in 1971.[2]


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