Friday, April 15
1997, 102 min., 35mm, color. In Japanese with English subtitles. New York premiere. Directed by Shinji Aoyama. Written by Shinji Aoyama, Kumi Sato. Based on a novel by Hiroyuki Kurokawa. Cinematography by Takahide Shibanushi. Music by Isao Yamada. With Kosuke Toyohara, Yuna Natsuo, Mickey Curtis, Jun Kunimura. Print courtesy of the Japan Foundation.
Sakai, a former boxer, gets up at 7:30 am, jogs, takes a shower, has breakfast at his usual diner at 10 am and has a beer at 7 pm. However, this daily ritual starts to break down when his friend and employer Tsumura gets in trouble. This “jigsaw puzzle film” is for cinephiles, who must juggle a confused sense of time, playful music and words, and a veritable orchestration of genres including action thriller, romance, film noir and experimental art film. Kiyoshi Kurosawa makes a special guest appearance on screen. Director Shinji Aoyama introduces his film at the Japan Society.
Tickets: $10; Japan Society members, seniors & students $5.
- April 15, 2005
- 6:30 pm