Elegy To Violence

One of Seijun Suzuki’s best-known and most celebrated youth pictures is this 1966 feature set during the 30s. It’s conventionally referred to as antimilitaristic, but, as the title suggests, it’s not quite as simple or monolithic as that. Like other B-movie maestros, including Samuel Fuller and John Woo, Suzuki often takes a stylistic relish in what he disapproves of and parodies. With Hideki Takahashi and Junko Asano. (JR)

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