With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Friday, December 14, 2018

THE WINNER at Japan Society this Saturday and Sunday

Japan Society NY
© 1957 Nikkatsu Corporation
The Winner / Shori-sha
Directed by Umetsugu Inoue
With Yujiro Ishihara, Mie Kitahara, Yoko Minamida, and Tatsuya Mihashi
Japan, 1957, 98 minutes, DCP, color, in Japanese with English subtitles

When: Saturday, December 15th at 2:15 PM
and Sunday, December 16th at 6:45 PM
Where: Japan Society NY
333 East 47th Street, NYC
Tickets - $14/$11 seniors & students / $10 members

Eikichi, a nightclub owner and former boxer with unrealized dreams of being a prizefighter, picks up a talented but wildly undisciplined amateur fighter (Yujiro Ishihara) and decides to mold him into a champion. When a beautiful, destitute ballerina also comes under Eikichi's tutelage, however, romantic entanglements and jealousies threaten to undo his vicarious triumph in the ring. A box office success upon release, The Winner proved to Inoue's satisfaction that Ishihara could carry a film (though his studio bosses needed more convincing). It also established the action-with-musical-interludes template for dozens of Nikkatsu films to come.

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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