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Pistol Opera

Director
스즈키 세이준/Seijun SUZUKI
Country
Japan
Entry Year
2017
Running Time
112min
Format/Color
Film(35mm) / Color
PROGRAM NOTE
Miyuki, 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 she carries out the hit, Miyuki is suddenly shot by a fellow killer, a man in a wheelchair. She returns fire and kills him, but the whole scene is witnessed by a little girl who calls herself Sayoko. Subtitled “Killing with style,” the film shows the quintessence of Suzuki’s visual style.
DIRECTOR
Director
SUZUKI Seijun
One of the most famous B-moive filmmakers in Japan, Suzuki Seijun is referred to as a master of the aesthetics of violence, destroyer. After his directorial debut Underworld Beauty (1958), he made over 40 unique B-movies, including Gate Of Flesh (1964), Branded To Kill (1967) and Zigeunerweisen (1980). His yakuza thrillers and pop-art cinematic style influenced future filmmakers including Wong Kar Wei, Quentin Tarentino and John Woo.
CREDITS
credits.
DIRECTOR SUZUKI Seijun
PRODUCER Satoru OGURA ,Ikki KATASHIMA
CAST Makiko ESUMI ,Sayoko YAMAGUCHI ,Hanae KAN ,Kirin KIKI
SCREENPLAY Kazunori ITO
CINEMATOGRAPHY Yonezo MAEDA
EDITOR Akira SUZUKI
PRODUCTION COMPANY Shochiku Co., Ltd.
Japan Togeki Bldg. 13F, 4-1-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku,  ?104-8422 Tokyo 104-8422 JAPAN
Tel: 81 355501623
Fax:
ibd@shochiku.co.jp
WORLD SALES Shochiku Co., Ltd.
Japan Togeki Bldg. 13F, 4-1-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku,  〒104-8422 Tokyo 104-8422 JAPAN
Tel: 81 355501623
Fax:
ibd@shochiku.co.jp