Film past event

A Man’s Face is His Resume (Otoko no kao wa rirekisho)

October 23, 2005
A Man’s Face is His Resume (Otoko no kao wa rirekisho)

Sunday, October 23
2 pm

1966, 89min., 35mm, color.  Directed by Tai Kato.  Written by Seiji Hoshikawa and Tai Kato. With Noboru Ando, Juzo Itami, and Akemi Mari.  Print Courtesy of The Japan Foundation with permission from SHOCHIKU, Co., Ltd. 


This action-packed film noir provides a rare glimpse of the explosive postwar resentment Asians living Japan directed at their Pacific War enemies. Amamiya (played by real ex-yakuza, Ando), a war hero and a doctor, serves the slums targeted by a Korean-Japanese yakuza gang. The flashback structure hinges on a Korean patient whose life depends on the doctor…


Tickets: $10; Japan Society members, seniors & students $6.  

Buy a Film Pass today!  Watch 5 films for the price of 4! $40; Japan Society members, seniors & students $24. (Good for both After War… and Hiroshi Sugimoto film series). The Film Pass is redeemable for 5 Fall 2005 films of your choice.  To guarantee your seat, present and exchange your Film Pass at the box office for tickets on the day of the film, at least 10 minutes before screening times.   This pass cannot be combined with any other discount offers at the Japan Society.

  • October 23, 2005
  • 2:00 pm