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Homeless Drifter (Mushuku mono)

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Dir. Kenji Misumi. 1964, 89 mins. 35mm. In Japanese with English subtitles. With Raizo Ichikawa. Mushuku mono follows Ipponmatsu, a wandering gambler, as he travels to a nearby village in search of his father’s killer. The deeper he gets into the underworld of the city, the more unexpected twists he must face. Unique for its inclusion of local citizens aiding the hero in his battle for peace, Mushuku mono delves thoughtfully into social issues of the samurai era. Beautifully filmed in widescreen color, it’s also a grand experiment in creating motion through choreography and editing.

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