Plays Thursday, February 20 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan!
Cinematographer: Shigeyoshi Mine
In this jazzy gangster film, reformed killer Tetsu’s attempt to go straight is thwarted when his former cohorts call him back to Tokyo to help battle a rival gang. Director Seijun Suzuki’s onslaught of stylized violence and trippy colors is equal parts Russ Meyer, Samuel Fuller, and Nagisa Oshima—an anything-goes, in-your-face rampage. Tokyo Drifter is a delirious highlight of the brilliantly excessive Japanese cinema of the sixties.
1966. Drama/Thriller. 82 min. NR.
Presented in Japanese with English subtitles.
Part of the Art of the Camera film series sponsored by The University of Michigan Center for Japanese Studies