ピストルオペラ (Pistol Opera) 2001 Ages 15+

3.00PM Sat 23 Jan 2021 (1hr 52mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

Pistol Opera will screen from an imported 35mm print.

The beautiful and deadly Stray Cat is ranked number three in The Guild, an underground organisation of assassins. Though she doesn’t know who the leaders and members are or even if the organisation actually exists, she is issued assignments by a mysterious woman named Sayoko Uekyō who functions as the intermediary between The Guild and Stray Cat.

When Sayoko assigns her a new target, The Guild’s number one assassin, Hundred Eyes, Stray Cat’s hunger for power and status wins out and she embarks on a hunt to claw her way to the top, stylishly defeating every assassin in her way.

Thirty years after his controversial Branded to Kill, master filmmaker Seijun Suzuki returns with the stylish and stunning sequel-yet-not-quite-a-sequel Pistol Opera—a celebration of Suzuki's signature style, complete with outlandish yet tight storylines, offbeat editing, lavish colour and over-the-top action.

© 2001 Pistol Opera Film Partners

CREDITS

35MM, COLOUR, STEREO, 112 MINUTES, JAPAN, JAPANESE (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR/WRITER: SEIJUN SUZUKI / PRODUCER: SATORU OGURA, IKKI KATASHIMA, TADAYOSHI KUBO / CINEMATOGRAPHER: YONEZÔ MAEDA / EDITOR: AKIRA SUZUKI / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: PISTOL OPERA FILM PARTNERS / SCREENING FORMAT: 35MM