Ace Attorney

July 15, 2012
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New York Premiere
Co-presented with The New York Asian Film Festival

A big-budget, live-action movie directed by Takashi Miike, Ace Attorney is a letter-perfect adaptation of the first game in the Nintendo video series, following Phoenix Wright’s rise from novice counselor to law god supreme. When his mentor, Mia Fey, is murdered investigating a long-buried cold case, Wright winds up defending the prime suspect–her sister, Maya. The pandemonium that follows includes a giant samurai, a talking parrot, sea monsters, a heaping helping of cartoon logic and a mystery so utterly ludicrous Jessica Fletcher would need to be taking psychotropic drugs to work it out. Who is Redd White? What is the secret of DL-6 that could change the face of video game law? And what’s with the Blue Badger, anyway? Miike has done video game adaptations before (Like a Dragon), but this time he’s operating on a higher level. Case closed.

Japan. 2012. 135 min., DigiBeta, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Takashi Miike. With Hiroki Narimiya, Takumi Saito, Mirei Kiritani, Akiyoshi Nakao, Ryo Ishibashi.

Part of JAPAN CUTS 2012

$12/$9 Japan Society members, seniors and students

This event is SOLD OUT.

  • Sunday, July 15, 2012
  • 1:30 pm