BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.5224@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20161115T000000Z DTEND:20161115T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Action star&nbsp\;<strong>Yusaku Matsuda&nbsp\;</strong>started his journey towards melding arthouse film and pop in this mesmerizingly s tylized and Nietzschean heist film about a war reporter planning to rob a bank. Scriptwriter&nbsp\;<strong>Shoichi Maruyama</strong>&nbsp\;became an overnight sensation for his unique mix of the surreal and hard-boiled rea lism. Haruki Kadokawa used the film to embark on a new kind of small-scale blockbuster that emphasized artistic freedom. Though based on a bestselle r by&nbsp\;<strong>Haruhiko Oyabu</strong>\, Kadokawa told Maruyama: "All I want is the novel's title and your modern sensibility." Foreshadowing th e self-reflexive play of Japan's bubble era\, the film tackles the insecur ities of an increasingly international Japan.&nbsp\;<strong>New 4k restora tion</strong>!&nbsp\;\n<em>1980\, 119 min.\, DCP\, color\, in Japanese wit h live English subtitles. Directed by Toru Murakawa. With Yusaku Matsuda\, Takeshi Kaga\, Hideo Murota.&nbsp\;</em>\nPart of&nbsp\;<a href="http://w ww.japansociety.org/page/programs/film/pop-goes-cinema-kadokawa-film-serie s"><em><strong>Pop! Goes Cinema: Kadokawa Film &amp\; 1980s Japan</strong> </em></a>.<strong>&nbsp\;</strong>\n<strong>Tickets:</strong>&nbsp\;$13/$1 0 seniors &amp\;&nbsp\;students/$9 Japan Society&nbsp\;<a href="http://www .japansociety.org/page/support/individual">members</a>\n<strong>Special&nb sp\;Offer:&nbsp\;</strong>Purchase at least 3 tickets in the same transact ion and receive $2 off each ticket. (Not available online for Corporate Me mbers&mdash\;please call the Box&nbsp\;Office at 212-715-1258 to make arra ngements.)\n<strong>\n18+. This film is unrated\, but may only be viewed b y persons 18 years of age and older.</strong>\n<em>The Beast to Die</em>&n bsp\;&copy\; 1980 Kadokawa&nbsp\;Corp.\nhttp://www.japansociety.org/event/ the-beast-to-die SUMMARY:The Beast to Die 野獣死すべし (Yaju Shisubeshi) URL:/en/events/2016/11/15/the-beast-to-die-yaju-shisubeshi/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR