Lesson of the Evil

July 11, 2013
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For the first time in New York
Co-presented with the New York Asian Film Festival

The real Takashi Miike is back! After years of making restrained commission studio works like Hara Kiri, and getting invited to Cannes and treated like a respectable adult, Japan’s cinematic wild man Takashi Miike returns. Based on a bestselling horror novel, clean cut pop star Hideaki Ito plays Mr. Hasumi, a young, popular, good-looking teacher at an elite high school. Beloved by his students and popular with pretty much everyone, it turns out Mr. Hasumi is actually a teacher of evil with a fondness for killing his students.

Japan. 2012. 128 min.HD CAM, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Takashi Miike. With Hideaki Ito, Takayuki Yamada, Takehiro Hira, Mitsuru Fukikoshi, Shota Sometani.

18+ This film is unrated, but may only be viewed by persons 18 years of age and older.

Part of JAPAN CUTS 2013

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

Buy tickets online or call the Japan Society Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon. – Fri. 11 am – 6 pm, Weekends 11 am – 5 pm.

  • Thursday, July 11, 2013
  • 6:00 pm