Film past event

Yakuza Graveyard (Yakuza no hakaba kuchinashi no hana)

April 9, 2006
Yakuza Graveyard (Yakuza no hakaba kuchinashi no hana)

Sunday, April 9 at 4 pm
Saturday, April 15 at 6:30 pm


1976, 96 min., 35mm, color. Directed by Kinji Fukasaku. Written by Kazuo Kasahara. With Tetsuya Watari, Meiko Kaji, and Takuya Fujioka. Print courtesy of The Japan Foundation with permission from TOEI CO, LTD.


A renegade cop with a bad conscience falls for an imprisoned gang boss’s spirited, beautiful, part-Korean wife, testing his loyalties and derailing his career. Though nominally a “yakuza film,” director Kinji Fukusaku uses this effortlessly stylish parable to explore the consequences of identifying with outsiders in Japan. Nagisa Oshima’s memorable cameo as a police chief who oozes evil efficiency testifies to his great respect for his maverick contemporary, Fukusaku, widely credited with inspiring many of the younger directors included in this series.


Tickets: $10/$6 Japan Society members, seniors & students. 

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Against the Tide Film Pass – 5 tickets for the price of 4!  Includes 5 passes good for tickets to any film in the Against the Tide series.  To redeem, simply exchange the passes for tickets at the Box Office up to an hour prior to showtime.  Passes are transferable and may be used towards any combination of films in the series. Please contact the Box Office (212) 715-1258 for details.

  • April 9, 2006
  • 4:00 pm