The Samurai Vagabonds

April 26, 2019
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Friday, April 26, 7 PM

Virtually unknown outside of (and even within) Japan, this Shochiku New Wave gem is set in a desolate mining town wherein a woman who survives a double suicide becomes entwined in a peculiar relationship with her dead lover’s brother and a stuttering drifter. Another significant yet overlooked progenitor of the New Wave’s theoretical and formal ideals, Tsutomu Tamura only made this one film as a director before leaving Shochiku to create an independent production company with Nagisa Oshima and write scripts for many of the renown director’s films, including The Catch (1961), Violence at Noon (1966) and Boy (1969).

1960, 83 min., 35mm, b&w, in Japanese with live English subtitles. Directed by Tsutomu Tamura. With Kayoko Hono, Fumio Watanabe, Masahiko Tsugawa, Masami Tsukioka.

Part of The Other Japanese New Wave: Radical Films from 1958-61

Tickets: $14/$11 seniors & students/$10 members

Special Offer: Show your ticket for this event to our Welcome Desk and receive 50% off admission to our exhibition, Radicalism in the Wilderness: Japanese Artists in the Global 1960s. Valid through May 31, 2019.

This program is part of our Japan in the Global 1960s series.

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Print courtesy of the National Film Archive of Japan. Newly subtitled by Japan Society.
  • Friday, April 26, 2019
  • 7:00 pm