Seijun Suzuki

Seijun Suzuki – Kapone oi ni naku aka Capone Cries a Lot (1985)

Capone Cries a Lot (カポネ大いに泣く, Kapone ōi ni naku?, aka Capone’s Flood of Tears) is a 1985 Japanese comedy film directed by Seijun Suzuki. It stars Kenichi Hagiwara as a naniwa-bushi singer who travels with his wife to the United States in hopes of achieving fame and fortune. Read More »

Seijun Suzuki – Akutarô AKA The Incorrigible (1963)

A teenager is dismissed from school for misconduct. His mother moves him to a high-school out in the sticks, so as to cool him down. However, it is not long before he starts rebelling against the established order and the local beauty catches his eye… Read More »

Seijun Suzuki – Akutarô-den: Warui hoshi no shita demo AKA Born Under Crossed Stars (1965)

A young man with a strong sense of justice is torn between two girls: the flighty Taneko and the serious Suzuko. Read More »

Seijun Suzuki – Kekkon AKA Marriage: Jinnai-Harada Family Chapter (1993)

結婚 陣内・原田御両家篇

An omnibus featuring the work of three different filmmakers.

Suzuki directed the third story about a woman who gets tired of waiting for her dream-boy to pay attention to her. She decides to take a chance on a close friend. Merely a footnote to Suzuki’s career of 46 movies. Read More »

Seijun Suzuki – Aisaikun konban wa: Aru kettou AKA Good Evening Dear Husband: A Duel (1968)

A writer and his wife have their house invaded by a young man sheltering from a storm. The woman panics and asks her husband to see the stranger off. A shot is fired. What the hell is going on? King, Queen, Jack… Trouble brewing in the palace. Read More »

Seijun Suzuki & Shigetsugu Yoshida – Rupan sansei: Babiron no Ogon densetsu AKA Lupin III: The Golden Legend of Babylon (1985)

Several stone tablets have been unearthed in New York City and tell the tale of an ancient treasure. Thousands of years ago, a god demanded that all of the gold in Babylon be collected so it could be hidden. Lupin is naturally looking to make this horde of gold his own but must contend with two Mafia families that are after it as well. Read More »

Seijun Suzuki – Kazoku no sentaku AKA A Family’s Choice (1983)

A single mother’s ex-husband refuses to pay for their son’s schooling. While working in hospice care, a dying patient offers to kill her ex-husband psychically so their son will collect life insurance. When her ex-husband turns up dead, she becomes the prime suspect. Read More »