TONIGHT! JAPANEMA Screening – Wed, 31st also AFI screening

 TONIGHT!  JAPANEMA Screening – Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Guys Who Put Money on Me
©1962 Nikkatsu Corporation
Wednesday, October 31st  7:00pm
“The Guys Who Put Money on Me” 「俺に賭けた奴ら」
(Directed by Seijun Suzuki, 1962, 91 minutes, English Subtitled)


Japan Foundation, Los Angeles (JFLA)

5700 Wilshire Blvd, #100, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Street Parking is available.

NO RSVP Required
Schedule can be seen here.

7:00pm at JFLA Auditorium
All Films Are In Japanese With English Subtitles

Seiji, a young man working at Takei Electronics store, decides to become a member of the Fists of Glory gym after witnessing his first boxing match along with the electronics store owner’s daughter, Yoko. Tou, the leader, also has an intensive training style who became a promising star after he won his first bout. However, one night Seiji learns that Tou’s wife Nanako is having an affair with Takamura, one of the trainers at the gym. When Seiji complains to Tou about Nanako being assaulted, the relationship between Tou and Seiji worsen. In despair, Seiji starts visiting a woman named Nae, a friend who has always been good to him, but after losing to a lower ranked fighter he leaves the gym. At that time Seiji randomly strikes Soukawa, leader of match fixing organization, making him go mad. But was this just an excuse to pressure Seiji into match fixing…

Translated by Daniel Weber

Sunday, November 4th 6:30pm
Tuesday, November 6th  2:30pm

Country: France | Japan
Year: 2012
Director: Abbas Kiarostami
Screenwriter: Abbas Kiarostami
Producer: Kenzo Horikoshi
Cinematographer: Katsumi Yanagijima
Editor: Bahman Kiarostami
Production Designers: Tetsuya Nakamura, Ryusuke Miyamori, Naoko Nakamaruo
Cast: Rin Takanashi, Tadashi Okuno, Ryo Kase, Denden , Mihoko Suzuki, Kaneko Kubota, Hiroyuki Kishi, Reiko Mori, Kouichi Ohori, Tomoaki Tatsumi, Seina Kasugai
Running Time (minutes): 109

The official theaters of AFI FEST 2012
Level 3 of Hollywood & Highland Center
6801 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

Pauline Adamek

Pauline Adamek is a Los Angeles-based arts enthusiast with twenty-five years' experience covering International Film Festivals and reviewing new Theatre, Film and Restaurants.


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