FREE Japanese film showing – This Thursday (June 2011)

今週[こんしゅう]の木曜日[もくようび]、また日本[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、空手[からて]の映画[えいが]です。この映画[えいが]に出[]ている俳優[はいゆう] (= actors)さんたちは、みんな空手[からて]の黒帯[くろおび] (= black belt)をもっている人[ひと]たちです。ですから、ホンモノの空手[からて]が見[]られますよ! 是非[ぜひ] (= by all means)、来[]てくださいね! 

Date: Thursday 23 June 2011
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: L3
Contact: or 838-4932
Admission Free!
No booking required!
English sub-titles!
"Black Belt"『黒帯』
Director: Shunichi Nagasaki
95 min
Cast: Tsuyoshi Naito, Akihito Yagi, Tatsuya Naka
Be honest , be strong …
In 2005, ONG BAK set the martial arts world on fire again, bringing real martial arts back to movies. Now Japan has answered with its own Black Belt –bringing the real force of karate to the screen. No wires, No CG and acted by Japan’s leading black belt karate experts, Black Belt is a real martial arts tour de force . The year is 1932 and the Japanese military is dismantling each Karate dojo across the country for their own uses. Amidst this reform, the master of one dojo dies before passing on the "Kuro-obi" black belt to a successor. The three men of the dojo –Taikan, Giryu and Choei–must face the might of the Japanese army, but find that this leads them on very different paths of martial arts. These paths of Karate pit one man against the other and ultimately thrust them into a terrible encounter with fate…
Presented by The Consulate-General of Japan, The University of Waikato, and The Japan Culture Centre, Sydney (The Japan Foundation).

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