Hey, Toronto! The Twitch Curated Tokyo Drifters Series Continues Saturday With Hard Boiled Noir INTIMIDATION!!
The Twitch curated Tokyo Drifters: 100 Years Of Nikkatsu screening series continues this Saturday with a rare screening of Kurahara Koreyoshi's Intimidation. Kurahara's film is one of the purest examples of a Japanese take on American film noir and has seldom been seen on screens on this side of the ocean.
Watch a scene below and find complete series details and order tickets here!A lean, efficient crime thriller from prolific Nikkatsu vet Koreyoshi Kurahara, Intimidation focuses on Takita (Nobuo Kaneko), an ambitious, rising bank manager at a regional branch clawing his way to the top of his firm by any means necessary -- most often by walking all over his meek underling and childhood friend Nakaike (Akira Nishimura). On the verge of his promotion to head office, Takita has his world upended when a mysterious blackmailer appears with proof that Takita has been cooking the books at his branch. There is only one way for Takita to avoid exposure: help the blackmailer rob the bank where he works. A brilliant Japanization of American film noir, this tightly plotted and finely wrought little gem displays Kurahara's caustic view of Japanese class relations and his country's hypocritical culture of success.
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