Pigs and Battleships

Pigs and Battleships

This very rare screening of Japanese auteur Shohei Imamura’s wonderfully barbed and surreal 1961 military satire brings to an end an excellent season of the great man’s films. If you have missed the others check this one out because it is also the most difficult of Imamura’s films to get hold of on DVD.

GFT, Glasgow, Tue 27 Oct.

Pigs and Battleships

  • 4 stars
  • 1961
  • Japan
  • 77 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Shohei Imamura
  • Written by: Hisashi Yamauchi
  • Cast: Jitsuko Yoshimura, Yōko Minamida

Comic movie set in Yokosuka, a coastal city dominated by a US military base, where gangs brutally feud over the right to control the black market.


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