また今週[こんしゅう]の木曜日[もくようび]、日本[にほん]の映画[えいが]を上映[じょうえい]します(to play)。今月[こんげつ]の映画[えいが]は、北野[きたの]武[たけし]さんが監督[かんとく]した(= to direct)映画[えいが]です。入場料[にゅうじょうりょう]はただ(= free admission)ですから、是非[ぜひ]来[き]てくださいね!
Free Japanese film showing – March 2010
Date: Thursday 17 March 2011
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 838-4042
No booking required!
Director: Takeshi Kitano
Cast: Tadanobu Ando, Ken Kaneko, Ryo Ishibashi, Leo Morimoto
The beautiful struggle that is life…
Following his 1995 brush with death in the form of a motorcycle accident, actor/comedian/writer/director Takeshi Kitano spins this wistful –if bleak –tale about a pair of high school buddies and their inevitable slide into adulthood.
Bumptious Masaru and his quiet sidekick, Shinji ,spend much of their time harassing teachers and shaking down students instead of going to school. At one point they dangle a large anatomically correct doll before the class window of a particularly maligned teacher. One day, one of their favourite marks brings along a more skilled street punk to thwart his tormentors. Their thrashing is so thorough that Masaru drags Shinji to a boxing gym. There they learn the ways of pugilism, but it turns out that only Shinji has a gift for the sport. As Shinji rises in boxing rank, Masaru drifts away from his friend and joins a yakuza gang.
Presented by The Consulate-General of Japan, The University of Waikato, and The Japan Culture Centre, Sydney (The Japan Foundation).