NYFF Velvet Bullets and Steel Kisses: Celebrating the Nikkatsu Centennial

Take Aim at the Police Van

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Take Aim at the Police Van
Jusango taihisen yori: Sono gososha wo nerae | Seijun Suzuki, 1960
Japan | Japanese with English subtitles | Format: 35mm | 79 minutes

Following a cavalier attack on a police transport vehicle, two convicts are dead and obedient police guard Daijiro Tamon is out of a job for six months. Daijiro accepts his punishment and enjoys his vacation, until he starts to reflect on the details. Launching an independent investigation despite threats from gangsters, he discovers a secret plot that involves faked deaths and a prostitution ring. Suzuki flavors the crime mystery with typical stylistic brio, from POV shots to flashback montages.

Series: NYFF Velvet Bullets and Steel Kisses: Celebrating the Nikkatsu Centennial

Venue: New York Film Festival

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