Special Program in Focus List 7
Director : SUZUKI Seijun | COUNTRY : JapanWhen his Yakuza gang is disbanded, Tetsuya “Phoenix Tetsu” Hondo stays loyal to his boss—not an easy task for him. With stunningly choreographed action sequences and vibrant colors, Tokyo Drifter stands as one of Suzuki’s best-know masterpieces along with Bran...
Director : SUZUKI Seijun | COUNTRY : JapanIn a world where killers are ranked, all snipers have their scopes focused on one another. Hanada is a gun-for-hire listed as the No. 3 hit-man of the underworld. During a job worth five million yen, he successfully takes out two of his rivals, securing the No. 2 slot. ...
Director : SUZUKI Seijun | COUNTRY : JapanSet in 1920s Taisho period, Kagero-za examines the inner workings of the human psyche in this study of relationships between different main characters. After Matsuzaki, a playwright of Shinpa theater, meets Shinako, a mysterious beauty, he encounters another woman looki...
Director : SUZUKI Seijun | COUNTRY : JapanYumeji is a fictional account of Takehisa Yumeji, a painter and poet from the Taisho period. While traveling he comes across a mysterious widow who relentlessly searches for her husband’s body in the lake, suspicious of his murder at the hands of a ferocious roam...
Director : SUZUKI Seijun | COUNTRY : JapanIn an impoverished and burnt-out post-World War II Tokyo ghetto, Maya joins a band of prostitutes defending the neighborhood, squatting in a bombed-out building. Although she learns the way of life in the group—no sex for free—she soon falls in love with an ex-soldier w...
Director : SUZUKI Seijun | COUNTRY : JapanVacationing in a small seaside village, Aochi runs into Nakasago, a former colleague who is being pursued by a mob for allegedly seducing and killing a fisherman’s wife. Six months later, Aochi visits his friend and hears shocking news. The first of the Taisho Roman tri...
Director : SUZUKI Seijun | COUNTRY : JapanMiyuki, nicknamed “the Stray Cat” and the third-ranked assassin for The Assassins Guild, is asked to pull off a hit by the group’s agent, but finds herself in a sticky situation when she learns that her targets are her peers. For Miyuki, killing is an easy job. But when...