With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Sunday, December 05, 2010

ACF 800: Free screening of Age Of Assassins at Asia Society this afternoon

Age of Assassins
Directed by Kihachi Okamoto
Japan, 1967, 99 minutes
When: Sunday December 5th, 2010 at 3:00
Where: Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street), NYC
Japanese with English subtitles

Japanese Cinema 1960s, the series of five films jointly presented by Asia Society and Japan Foundation, will continue this afternoon with another free screening of a terrific movie from that decade of memorable cinema.

A creepy "mad scientist" who directs an insane asylum trains mental patients to become assassins. One of the targets, a vision-impaired nerd-turned-suave secret agent played by Tatsuya Nakadai, called "Japan’s most distinguished living actor," (Terrence Rafferty, The New York Times) is able to dodge all attempts on his life. This wacky, farcical chase comedy takes you on a wild ride through a surrealist landscape and a narrative filled with twists and turns. (Film also known as Epoch of Murder Madness.) (Toho Co., Ltd.)

"Dashing and angelically handsome, Tatsuya Nakadai is a screen idol to rival Toshiro Mifune."—David Fear, Time Out New York

"[a] sharp-edged lampoon that ... compares favorably with such other brilliant, tongue-in-cheek, mod sixties masterpieces as Elio Petri’s The Tenth Victim and Seijun Suzuki’s Branded to Kill."—Chris Desjardins, Outlaw Masters of Japanese Film

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