Special Program in Focus List 7
Director : SUZUKI Seijun | COUNTRY : JapanWhen his Yakuza gang is disbanded, Tetsu stays loyal to his boss but it’s not easy task for him. With a stunning choreographed action sequences and vibrant colors, Tokyo Drifter stands as one of the best-know masterpiece of Seijun along with Branded to Kill.
Director : SUZUKI Seijun | COUNTRY : JapanHanada is a gun-for-hire listed as the No. 3 hit-man of the underworld. During a job worth five million, he successfully takes out two of his rivals, securing his slot as No. 2. But success as a contract killer comes at a high price. Seijun’s most highly praised masterpiece.
Director : SUZUKI Seijun | COUNTRY : JapanSet in 1920s Taisho period, Kagero-za examines the inner workings of the human psyche. After a playwright Matsuzaki, meets Shinako (a mysterious beauty) he encounters another woman looking similar to her. Based on the same novel by Izumi Kyōka.
Director : SUZUKI Seijun | COUNTRY : JapanYumeji is a fictional account of Yumeji Takehisa, a painter and poet from the Taisho period. He gets involved with a beautiful widow to become a rival of her dead husband's ghost and the jealous lover who murdered him. The last film of the “Taisho trilogy.”
Director : SUZUKI Seijun | COUNTRY : JapanIn an impoverished and burnt out Tokyo ghetto of post-World War II Japan, Maya joins a band of prostitutes and learns the trade. Soon she falls in love with an ex-soldier who is shot nearby. Based on the same titled novel by Tamura Taijiro, the film is the first film of the “prostitution trilogy.”
Director : SUZUKI Seijun | COUNTRY : JapanThe first film of “Taisho trilogy”, the film is based on a novel by Uchida Hyakken’s Disk of Sarasate. Following the journey of Aochi, a professor of German, the film shows Seijun’s aesthetic signatures blurring the boundaries of fantasy and reality.
Director : SUZUKI Seijun | COUNTRY : JapanMiyuki, 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 who her targets are. With the subtitle “Killing with style,” the film shows the quintessential Seijun visual style.