Egyptian Theatre
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Fri, Feb 9, 2018
7:30pm
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THE EARLY WORKS OF SEIJUN SUZUKI
Double Feature!
BRANDED TO KILL / BORN UNDER CROSSED STARS
BRANDED TO KILL
KOROSHI NO RAKUIN
1967, Janus Films, 91 min, Japan, Dir: Seijun Suzuki

When Japanese New Wave bad boy Seijun Suzuki delivered this brutal, hilarious and visually inspired masterpiece to the executives at his studio, he was promptly fired. BRANDED TO KILL tells the ecstatically bent story of a yakuza assassin with a fetish for sniffing steamed rice (the chipmunk-cheeked superstar Joe Shishido) who botches a job and ends up a target himself. This is Suzuki at his most extreme - the flabbergasting pinnacle of his 1960s pop-art aesthetic.


35 mm!

BORN UNDER CROSSED STARS
AKUTARÔ-DEN: WARUI HOSHI NO SHITA DEMO
1965, AGFA, 98 min, Japan, Dir: Seijun Suzuki

Jukichi sells milk door-to-door to pay for school but his father secretly gambles away the money to the yakuza, leaving Jukichi to fight them off. CROSSED STARS is a hilarious coming-of-age film and one of Suzuki's most underrated. Text courtesy of Doc Films.


Both films in Japanese with English subtitles. | Screening formats: DCP (BRANDED TO KILL), 35mm (BORN UNDER CROSSED STARS). Print courtesy of the Japan Foundation Film Library.
Egyptian Theatre • Fri, Feb 9, 2018 • 7:30pm
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