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Black Lizard

Kuro tokage - 1968 - Color - 86 mn Original version with French subtitles - Japan - Fantasy, Thriller
  • Directed by
    Kinji Fukasaku
  • Produced by
    Akira Oda
  • Screenplay by
    Masashige Narusawa, Yukio Mishima
  • Editing
    Keeichi Uraoka
  • Photography
    Hiroshi Dowaki
  • Music by
    Isao Tomita
  • With
    Akihiro Maruyama, Isao Kimura, Kikko Matsuoka, Junya Usami

Lady jewel thief the Black Lizard is feared all over the country. In order to demand a ransom from her father the millionaire banker Iwase, she kidnaps his daughter. The banker hires a private detective, Akechi Kogoro, to free his daughter.

By adapting a story by famous japanese writer Edogawa Rampo (The Blind Beast), the brilliant multi-talented Kinji Fukasaku (Graveyard of Honor, Battle Royale) delivers his zaniest film. While paying tribute to pulp cinema ( from Fantomas to italian cine-fumetti like Diabolik) he gives the main part to transexual actor Akihiro Miwa, and a small one to writer Yukio Mishima who would adapt the story on stage the next year.

Wednesday 13 September 2017 - 19:45 - Showroom 300 - Screening presented by the Mauvais Genres team
  • Black Lizard - 1
  • Black Lizard - 2
  • Black Lizard - 3
  • Black Lizard - 4

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