The Devil’s Ball (Akuma no temariuta)
1977, 144 min., color, 35mm. In Japanese with English subtitles.
Directed by Kon Ichikawa. Written by Christei (pen name of Kon Ichikawa and Natto Wada, taken from Agatha Christy), based on the story by Masashi Yokomizo. Cinematography by Kiyoshi Hasegawa. Music by Kunihiko Murai. With Koji Ishizaka, Keiko Kishi, Tomisaburo Wakayama, Takeshi Kato, Akiko Nishina, Eiko Nagashima, Misako Watanabe. Print from Toho.
Director Kon Ichikawa drew from Masashi Yokomizo’s popular books featuring humorous private eye Kosuke Kindaichi to create a series endowed with his elaborate visual style and an all-star cast. In The Devil’s Ball, the second in the cycle, Kindaichi faces a series of brutal murders taking place in a mysterious mountain village that has been forgotten by civilization. There, as the rule of mysteries says, there are always beautiful women behind the scene.
Tickets: $10; Japan Society members, seniors & students, $5.
- Thursday, January 15, 2004
- 6:30 pm