Film

Sailor Suit and Machine Gun
FILM

Sailor Suit and Machine Gun

セーラー服と機関銃 (Serafuku to Kikanju)
Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Sailor Suit and Machine Gun © 1981 Kadokawa Corp.

One of the defining films of 1980s Japanese cinema, Sailor Suit and Machine Gun shows pop idol/actress Hiroko Yakushimaru and director Shinji Somai at the peak of their powers through the story of a schoolgirl who becomes the head of a yakuza group and takes on a sinister drug cartel. Somai uses the pulpy premise to design fascinatingly orchestrated and downright wacky long takes that explore the meaning of postmodern Japan's image culture. For Kadokawa Film it was one of the defining successes of their idol strategy, creating cypher-like media personas that were like nothing that came before. New 4k restoration!

1981, 112 min., DCP, color, in Japanese with live English subtitles. Directed by Shinji Somai. With Hiroko Yakushimaru, Tsunehiko Watase, Akira Emoto.

Part of Pop! Goes Cinema: Kadokawa Film & 1980s Japan.




Tickets:
$13/$10 seniors & students/$9 Japan Society members

Special Offer: Purchase at least 3 tickets in the same transaction and receive $2 off each ticket.

Sailor Suit and Machine Gun © 1981 Kadokawa Corp.

Box Office Policy

Film Stills

Calendar of Events

December 2017

S M T W Th F S
          1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31            

eNews Sign-up

Stay informed about all Japan Society programs and events.
Subscribe Now

All content © 2017, Japan Society, unless otherwise noted. |
333 East 47th Street New York, NY 10017 Phone: 212.832.1155 |
Credits | Press | Contact Us | Privacy Policy