Please come with your Gang or Mafia costume.
7:00pm at JFLA Auditorium (5700 Wilshire Blvd, #100, Los Angeles, CA 90036)
Free to attend. Reservation is not required.
Street Parking is available. https://www.jflalc.org/about-us#parking
Kinji Fukasaku’s "Japanese GODFATHER" adapted from newspaper articles of real life yakuza
Battles without Honor and Humanity (仁義なき戦い) (99mins, 1973)
Directed by Kinji Fukasaku
The film may contained scenes of extreme violence and should not be viewed by young children.
When this film first hit Japanese screens in January 1973, partially inspired by the success of The Godfather, it blasted out a new Ground Zero for crime cinema not only in Japan, but in the rest of the world, and spawned a legendary series that would lead to additional episodes, spin-offs, and countless imitations.
1947. Ex-soldier Shozo Hirono (Bunta Sugawara), after proving his ability with a gun, emerges from the teeming back markets of postwar Kure City into the professional world of the yakuza. Shozo makes his way from prison to boss in the newly-formed Yamamori family via gang feuds, assassinations and the shifting allegiances of his fellow mobsters, despite his own growing disillusionment with the men he is supposed to respect.
This is a directorial debut of Soda Kazuhiro, that has been entered into a number of film festivals, including the official invitation from the Berlin International Film Festival in 2007.
*In Japanese with English subtitles
Click HERE to watch the Trailer