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Torakku Yaro

Torakku Yaro

トラック野郎・御意見無用 (Torakku Yaro: Go-iken Muyo)
Friday, December 4, 2015

Torakku Yaro © 1975 Toei Co., Ltd.

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Introduced by writer and film programmer Marc Walkow

Bunta Sugawara (1933-2014) is perhaps best known for his iconic performances as tough-guy yakuza characters for Toei studios, but from 1975-79 he also starred in a series of ten immensely popular Torakku Yaro comedy-action films as a crude yet sincere truck driver named Momojiro “Ichibanboshi” Hoshi who chases after love all over Japan – and gets in fist fights and high-speed truck races along the way. We screen the first film in the series on the one-year anniversary of Sugawara’s passing as well as in commemoration of director Noribumi Suzuki and actor Kinya Aikawa, both of whom passed away within the last year.
1975, 98 min., HDCAM, color, in Japanese with live English subtitles. Directed by Noribumi Suzuki. With Bunta Sugawara, Kinya Aikawa, Junko Natsu, Yutaka Nakajima, Masayuki Yuhara.

$12/$9 seniors & students/$5 Japan Society members

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