The Big Gun
大拳銃 (Dai Kenju)
Friday, July 13, 2012
The Atrocity Exhibition (2 short features and 1 short back to back)
North American Premiere
Co-presented with The New York Asian Film Festival
In this award-winning first short film from Hajime Ohata, director of Henge, a rundown, family-owned iron works gets a quick, lucrative job from a client who wants them to disassemble a revolver and make at least 10 copies. Owner Ikuo agrees, because he really doesn't have any choice. The client, however, is the yakuza, and once Ikuo turns in his job, his shop will become nothing more than a production facility for death. And so Ikuo fights back the only way he knows how: by building another gun--but this time he's building The Big Gun.
Japan. 2008. 31 min., HD Cam, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Hajime Ohata. With Takahiro Ono, Hiromi Miyagawa.
18+ This film is unrated, but may only be viewed by persons 18 years of age or older.
Part of JAPAN CUTS 2012
$12/$9 Japan Society members, seniors and students
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