Directed by Okamoto Kihachi (Toho, 1966, 119 min., 35mm)
Okamoto’s masterful adaptation of Nakazato Kaizan’s epic novel, The Great Bodhisatva Pass, which featured the most nihilistic samurai of all time, Tsukue Ryūnosuke, here expertly played by Nakadai Tatsuya, descending into madness.
SOME SPECIAL SAMURAI
A trio of Japanese period films featuring unique heroes.
All films in Japanese with English subtitles.
All screenings at the Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium, 53 Wall Street