Typhoon Club (1985)

Based off a screenplay by Yuji Kato, director Shinji Sōmai crafts a coming of age tale without sentimentality for its disaffected youths. This is made clear in the opening scene as teenage girls having an infectious dance party at the swimming pool turn their attentions onto Akira (Toshiyuki Matsunaga), a boy swimming in the water who nearly drowns when the girls play a cruel trick on him.

My review of Typhoon Club is now available to read at The Geek Show.