Sailor Suit and Machine Gun (Sailor-fuku to kikanju)

November 12, 2006
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Opening Night: Friday, November 10 at 7:30 pm*
Sunday, November 12 at 6:15 pm

A limited number of tickets for this Friday’s screening and LOLLIPOP party will become available at the door at 6:30 pm.  Tickets for Sunday’s screening can be purchased online below. In-person ticket sales will be limited to 2 per person.

1981, 112 min., 16mm, color. Directed by Shinji Somai. Based on the story by Jiro Akagawa. With Hiroko Yakushimaru and Tunehiko Watase. Print courtesy of Kadokawa Herald Pictures, Inc.

Hiroko Yakushimaru, the most iconic and charismatic “idol” of the period, plays Izumi, a feisty high school girl who takes on the yakuza world with a loaded machine gun in this blockbuster film. Named the “head boss” of a yakuza clan after the unexpected death of her father, quiet Izumi becomes ensnared by violence and drugs. Shinji Somai, known for pushing his actors to their limits and pulling out the most dynamic performances, directs this action packed coming-of-age film.

* The November 10th screening is followed by the LOLLIPOP PARTY featuring DJ Jaiko Suzuki (Mon Mon Mon Amour). Lick lolitapops, sip pink drinks, nibble on tasty treats, and win prizes when you come dressed as a school girl!

Opening night tickets: $15/$10 Japan Society members/ $5 with Film Pass.  For tickets to opening night, please call the Box Office at (212) 715-1258.

Nov. 12 tickets: $10/$6 Japan Society members, seniors & students.

Order tickets online below or call the Box Office at (212) 715-1258.


Purchase a Film Pass* online – get five tickets for the price of four
 ($40, Japan Society members $24.  Good for all films in the Lolita in Full Bloom series):


* To use the Film Pass, present it at the Box Office on the day of the film, at least 10 minutes before showtime.  The Box Office opens one hour before all showtimes.  Tickets to individual films cannot be reserved prior to this time.   This pass does not guarantee seats at sold out shows, and cannot be combined with any other discount offers at Japan Society.

  • Sunday, November 12, 2006
  • 6:15 pm