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Seijun Suzuki’s ‘Tokyo Drifter’ drifts into the TIFF Bell Lightbox

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Playing Mar 22013 at 10pm, as part of theTIFF Bell Lightbox’s Spotlight Japan celebration from the ‘Tokyo Drifters: 100 years of Nikkatsu’ series, come the classic 1966 gangster film from Seijun Suzuki, “Tokyo Drifter”. The film is a smorgasbord of camera and film styles as Suzuki was clearly influenced by the changing cinema from the west from the 1950’s to the 1960’s.

Tokyo Drifter

Starring: Tetsuya Watari, Chieko Matsubara, Ryuji Kita and Hideaki Esumi

Written by Kôhan Kawauchi

Directed by Seijun Suzuki

Tetsu (Watari) has joined his yakuza boss in going straight, and is determined to stay straight, after his boss has disbanded his gang. But when a rival gang threatens to bring them back into the gang wars (more…)