With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Sunday, March 25, 2012

ACF 1400: Nagisa Oshima's TABOO at Japan Society this evening

  Taboo / Gohatto
Directed by Nagisa Oshima
With Takeshi Kitano, Ryuhei Matsuda, Shinji Takeda,
Tadanobu Asano, and Yoichi Sai
Japan, 1999, 100 minutes
In Japanese with English subtitles
When: Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 7:00 PM
Where: Japan Society
333 East 47th Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenues, NYC

Japan Society's new film series, As Cherry Blossoms Fall: Films & Scenes of Sakura, continues tonight with this screening of Nagisa Oshima's Taboo at 7 PM.

Synopsis: In 1865 Kyoto, Japan’s rigid samurai code is threatened by the emotional whirlwinds of passion and desire. A samurai militia unit that defends the Shogunate enlists 18-year-old Kano, a warrior whose mesmerizing good looks immediately intrigue his fellow students, superiors and even his captain (Beat Takeshi). After a series of mysterious murders provoke further suspicion, disorder erupts

Tickets: $12 general admission, $9 for Japan Society members, seniors and students

Buy Tickets for TABOO Online or call the Japan Society Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon. - Fri. 11 am - 6 pm, Weekends 11 am - 5 pm.

The film series As Cherry Blossoms Fall is presented in association with the Japan Foundation and runs through April 14, 2012. Series information here. The film series is part of Sakura — Spring Renews, Beauty Blooms.

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