With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Friday, December 14, 2018

THE EAGLE AND THE HAWK at Japan Society this Saturday and Sunday

Japan Society NY
© 1957 Nikkatsu Corporation
 The Eagle and the Hawk / Washi to Taka
Directed by Umetsugu Inoue
With Yujiro Ishihara, Rentaro Mikuni, Ruriko Asaoka, Yumeji Tsukioka 
Japan, 1957, 115 minutes, DCP, color, in Japanese with English subtitles

When: Saturday, December 15th at 4:30 PM
and Sunday, December 16th at 2 PM
Where: Japan Society NY
333 East 47th Street, NYC
Tickets - $14/$11 seniors & students / $10 members

A high seas adventure, murder mystery and revenge-driven melodrama all rolled into one, Inoue's follow-up to The Winner casts Ishihara as a cocky, musical seaman who joins the crew of a rusty cargo ship headed to Hong Kong. Amidst fist fights and scuffles along the way, two women on board vie for the ukulele-playing sailor's attention: a sultry stowaway and the captain's high-spirited daughter, who is also pursued by the ship's first mate. Morally ambiguous, Ishihara's character offered something new to Japanese cinema: a dirty hero with his own sense of justice and a way with song.

Part of Umetsugu Inoue: Japan's Music Man

Special Offer: Purchase all 3 Umetsugu Inoue films in the same transaction and receive $2 off each ticket!

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