A hit-man, with a fetish for sniffing boiling rice, fumbles his latest job, putting him into conflict with his treacherous wife, with a mysterious woman eager for death and with the phantom-like hit-man known only as Number One.
In Okayama in the mid-1930s, Kiroku attends high school and boards with a Catholic family whose daughter, Michiko, captures his heart. He must, however, hide his ardor and other aspects of ... See full summary »
After World War II, some Tokyo prostitutes band together with a strict code: no pimps, attack any street walker who comes into our territory, defend the abandoned building we call home, and... See full summary »
Neither rules nor plots can be followed in Seijun SUZUKI's cult Pistol Opera. Each scene was imbued with the director's ornate and stunning visual styles. We can meet with whimsical professional killers speaking awkward dialogs or baffling monologues, and cartoonized gunfights represented through voluptuous choreography or Japanese theatricality. This visually coherent work has proved to us his cynicism as well as versatility in successfully combining both various aesthetic elements and anarchical themes that were prevalent in his masterpieces Branded to kill or Fighting elegy during the 1960s. It will be a bit difficult to enjoy such lushful art collection, but also a great challenge to observe how this interesting old man are toying with our mind with his audacious and maddening experimentation .
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