The series opens with Oshima’s most recent film. Set within a Shogunate militia in 1865 Kyoto, this stylized drama follows samurai warriors, known for their ruthless violence, as an androgynously handsome youth joins the elite squad and sets off an internal battle for his affections. Takeshi “Beat” Kitano and Ryuhei Matsuda return to work on what might stand as the director’s final film. 1999, 35mm, 100 minutes.
$8 ($6 Walker members and University of Minnesota students with ID)
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