March 25, 2012
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1999, 100 min., 35 mm, color, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Nagisa Oshima. With Takeshi Kitano, Ryuhei Matsuda, Shinji Takeda, Tadanobu Asano, Yoichi Sai.

In 1865 Kyoto, Japan’s rigid samurai code is threatened by the emotional whirlwinds of passion and desire. A samurai militia unit that defends the Shogunate enlists 18-year-old Kano, a warrior whose mesmerizing good looks immediately intrigue his fellow students, superiors and even his captain (Beat Takeshi). After a series of mysterious murders provoke further suspicion, disorder erupts.

Part of Sakura — Spring Renews, Beauty Blooms.

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

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This program is co-presented with The Japan Foundation.


Part of Sakura—Spring Renews, Beauty Blooms.

  • Sunday, March 25, 2012
  • 7:00 pm