Seijun SUZUKI

Tokyo Drifter
東京流れ者

Nippon Retro   ² 

After having shot a long line of cheap, run-of-the-mill yakuza movies for production company Nikkatsu, director Seijun SUZUKI began experimenting with the stylistic means of filmic portrayal. The peak of this work phase was reached in 1966 with TOKYO DRIFTER, a highly stylized gangster film with its extravagant sets, ballet-like action scenes, and pop-art colors. The story revolves around a young yakuza being chased by a rival gang after declining one of their offers.

Fri, 07. August 2020 20:30

Watch

With an introduction by Sebastian Krehl

Original with German subtitles

FSK 12

Sun, 09. August 2020 18:00

Watch

With an introduction by Sebastian Krehl

Original with German subtitles

FSK 12

Experimental Gangster Classic

東京流れ者
Tokyo nagaremono

Japan 1966

83 minutes

Director
Seijun SUZUKI

Script
Yasunori KAWAUCHI

Cinematography
Shigeyoshi MINE

Production
Nikkatsu

Director's Bio

In cooperation with DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum

Festival Partners