Film · Umetsugu Inoue
Saturday, December 15, 4:30 PM
Sunday, December 16, 2 PM
A high seas adventure, murder mystery and revenge-driven melodrama all rolled into one, Inoue’s follow-up to The Winner casts Ishihara as a cocky, musical seaman who joins the crew of a rusty cargo ship headed to Hong Kong. Amidst fist fights and scuffles along the way, two women on board vie for the ukulele-playing sailor’s attention: a sultry stowaway and the captain’s high-spirited daughter, who is also pursued by the ship’s first mate. Morally ambiguous, Ishihara’s character offered something new to Japanese cinema: a dirty hero with his own sense of justice and a way with song.
1957, 115 min., DCP, color, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Umetsugu Inoue. With Yujiro Ishihara, Rentaro Mikuni, Ruriko Asaoka, Yumeji Tsukioka.
Part of Umetsugu Inoue: Japan’s Music Man
Tickets: $14/$11 seniors & students/$10 Japan Society members
- December 15, 2018
- 4:30 pm