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Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Rica 3: Juvenile’s Lullaby (1973)

The killjoy authority figures drag Rica in for another (temporary) stay in reform school, one that very much resembles a women in prison movie, but she soon escapes. Once outside, the part of the story that I thought was going to develop further, about a black woman and her half-Asian daughter being harassed by a racist gang leader, was overshadowed by the expected delinquency, itself watered down with too much camp comedy shenanigans. But it remains stylish throughout, even when it turns into little more than a female motorbike gang flick with some chase chic sequences.
Interestingly, the screenplay for all three Rica films was handled by Kaneto Shindô, which seems like an odd pairing when you consider his own films.

2½ sex headaches out of 5

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