Tokyo Drifter

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“Deliriously playful yakuza pic, in which Suzuki lets logic hang. Basically just another tale of gang warfare, it’s kitted out with plot ellipses, bizarre sets and colour effects, inappropriate songs, absurd irrelevancies, action scenes that verge on the abstract, and some visual jokes tottering precariously between slapstick and surrealism. Somehow, it still just about works as a thriller, with (very, very faint) echoes of Melville and Leone. Inspired lunacy.” (Geoff Andrew, TimeOut)

1966 Seijun Suzuki 2.35:1 Color/bw DCP 89 min. In Japanese with English subtitles.