Film Series: Branded to Kill

1967. Japan. Dir: Seijun Suzuki. With Joe Shishido. 91 min.


In this pulpy yakuza yarn, Japan’s third-ranked hit man is recruited by a lover for a mission that fails and soon begins to be hunted by a phantom killer. Suzuki’s (Tokyo Drifter) gorgeous, popping visuals and striking rhythm make the film endlessly enjoyable and memorable.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free