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TOKYO DRIFTER

  • Oloman Next Door 10225 Joseph Campau Avenue Hamtramck, MI, 48212 (map)

DIR Seijun Suzuki | Japan | 1966 | 82 min

In this jazzy gangster film, reformed killer Tetsu’s attempt to go straight is thwarted when his former cohorts call him back to Tokyo to help battle a rival gang. Director Seijun Suzuki’s onslaught of stylized violence and trippy colors is equal parts Russ Meyer, Samuel Fuller, and Nagisa Oshima—an anything-goes, in-your-face rampage. TOKYO DRIFTER is a delirious highlight of the brilliantly excessive Japanese cinema of the sixties.

Earlier Event: July 26
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Later Event: August 23
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