Three brothers take on the mob in a hard-boiled, doom-laden, little-seen gangster film from the height of Nikkatsu’s period of “Borderless Action” productivity.
If you were thrilled by Stray Cats Rock!, you’ll likely be a fan already of Yasuharu Hasebe: a Nikkatsu studio director who attacked B-level assignments with vigor. This spunky, jazz-inflected 60s action flick is full of remarkable visuals and knife-edge Yakuza drama. Starring the great Jô Shishido!
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Kim Ki-duk, 2004, South Korea
François Truffaut, 1959, France
Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995, France
Robert Bresson, 1959, France
G.W. Pabst, 1929, Germany
Bruno Dumont, 1999, France
François Ozon, 2002, France
Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1988, Poland
Jean-Pierre Melville, 1970, France