Japanese Musicals at the Revue: Oh! Bomb

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

August 28th, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Cost: Free

Details »    Click here to register »

Oh! Bomb

Kihachi Okamoto/1964/95 min./b&w/35mm/PG
Starring: Yunosuke Ito, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Kazuo Suzuki, Ichiro Arishima, Chotaro Togin

Introduction by Japan Sings! series curator Prof. Michael Raine, University of Western Ontario

Toho new wave director Kihachi Okamoto tests the limits of the musical comedy in this experimental “rhythm film” that incorporates Japanese forms of “musical” performance such as naniwabushi and Buddhist chant, as well as direct references toWest Side Story. The zany revenge plot follows the great Japanese character actor Yunosuke Ito as an old-school yakuza replaced by his former underling. There’s also a chauffeur with dreams of the big time and a sidekick who just loves dynamite, but what ties everything together is a musicality that extends to the editing rhythm of the film itself. Oh, Bomb! was given a roadshow presentation in 1964, in a double bill with Hiroshi Teshigahara’s Woman in the Dunes.
-Michael Raine

©1964 Toho Co., Ltd.

Registration:


Details

Starts:
August 28th, 2016 @ 1:30 pm
Ends:
August 28th, 2016 @ 3:30 pm
Doors Open:
1:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Registration:
Registration opens August 1.
Language:
Japanese with English subtitles
Event Category:

Organizer

The Japan Foundation, Toronto
Phone:
416-966-1600
Email:
info@jftor.org
Website:
www.jftor.org

Venue

The Revue Cinema
400 Roncesvalles Avenue
+ Google Map
Phone:
416-966-1600
Website:
www.jftor.org

Registration