Thursday, May 19

Repertory Series ArchiveTime and Place Are Nonsense! The Cinema According to Seijun Suzuki

Kanto Wanderer

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Note: Also shows at Harvard Film Archive on Monday, May 30 at 7 PM

(1963) dir Seijun Suzuki w/Akira Kobayashi, Hiroko Ito [92 min; 35mm]
KANTO WANDERER puts a Suzukian spin on the classic yakuza movie conflict between giri (duty) and ninjo (humanity). Nikkatsu superstar Akira Kobayashi plays Katsuta, a fearsome yakuza bodyguard torn between defending his boss against a rival gang leader and his obsession with Tatsuko, a femme fatale who reappears from his past. Suzuki uses this traditional story to experiment with color and to indulge his interest in Kabuki theater techniques and effects, most notably in the stunning final battle, in which the scenery falls away to reveal a field of pure blood red.

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Thursday 5/19
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