Films at the Embassy of Japan


This film is now FULLY BOOKED

Thursday 26 February 2015 at 18:30

Free admission. Prior registration essential.

Directed by Yasuo Furuhata / 1981 / 132 min
(Japanese language with English subtitles)

A film in three parts, full of lyricism, love and hate, encounter and separation, which focuses on a station as a place where people gather and take their leave.

-1968- An Olympic sharpshooter, detective Eiji Mikami, sees off his ex-wife at a snowy station in Hokkaido.  His job and shooting practice have kept him away from home, which resulted in their divorce.  Later, his shooting coach is shot on the road by a cop-killer known as Criminal 22.

-1976- Eiji follows a series of murders.  Suzuko, a pretty waitress, feigns ignorance and sets up a false alibi for her brother, Goro.  Her boyfriend deliberately tells her that he would like to see Goro before he marries her.  She hesitantly takes him to a station, knowing the police are doing a stakeout.

-1979- On his way home in Ofuyu, Eiji sees a lonely restaurant proprietress, Kiriko.  They quickly fall in love.  However, he finds a man watching her in a crowd at a shrine.  When he returns to her town, he receives an anonymous tip about Criminal 22 and rushes to her apartment.

Note: This film contains some scenes of a violent and sexual nature.

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