Blackmail Is My Life (Kyokatsu koso waga jinsei)
New York premiere.
1968, 90 min., color, 35mm. In Japanese with English subtitles.
Kinji Fukasaku’s tale of the Tokyo underworld features a charismatic thug (Hiroki Matsukata) who learns how to be successful as a blackmailer. However, his ambition is obstructed when he chooses the wrong target, a gang boss. Fukasaku’s usual raw energy and rebellious power are fully exploited in this entertaining format.
Tickets: $10; Japan Society members, seniors & students, $5.
- Monday, October 27, 2003
- 6:30 pm