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Comedy Award of Honor and Special Screenings of Works by Shoichi Ozawa

22 November 2008(Sat.)Open: 18:30 Start: 19:00
Ohatari Hyappatsu Hyakucyu
23 November 2008(Sun.)Open: 10:30 Start: 11:00
Elegant Beast
23 November (Sun.)Open: 14:30 Start: 15:00
"Ero-Goto-Shi-tachi" yori Jinruigaku Nyumon
Asakusa Chuei Theater

Before the screening of "Ero-Goto-Shi-tachi" yori Jinruigaku Nyumon (from 15:00pm, 23 November (Sun.)), Mr. Ozawa himself will appear on stage as the guest of a talk show hosted by Mr. Yukichi Shinada (film critic, professor emeritus at the Tama Art Unibersity).

©1961 Nikkatsu Corporation

Comedy Award of Honor and Special Screenings of Works by Shoichi Ozawa

Shoichi Ozawa has long entertained his spectators with his versatile, eccentric performances in more than 200 films. Besides activities in the cinema, he has been active in various areas of entertainment, such as researching folk entertainment, pop songs, playing music on the harmonica, and more. It is a great pleasure for us to present to him the Comedy Award of Honor. Come enjoy the special screenings of works by actor Shoichi Ozawa, specially selected by the man himself!

Films
Ohatari Hyappatsu Hyakucyu
1961/Japan/ 67 min./Nikkatsu Corporation

All the betting tickets for horse races win big money when selected by the sixth sense of Taro Oikawa, a dull lyricist of a record company. Learning of this, a gang of hooligans plans to use Taro's skill to earn their loot and kidnaps Taro. A thrilling, slap-stick comedy of the gang's chase after Taro at his attempt of an escape.

Director:Masahisa Sunohara
Cast: Shoichi Ozawa、Chieko Matsubara、Takeshi Kato、Yuko Chisiro

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©1961 Nikkatsu Corporation

Elegant Beast
1962/Japan /96 min./Kadokawa Pictures, Inc.

Yuzo Kawashima, the director of Kari no Tera, directed the original story and adaptation by Kaneto Shindo, the director of Ningen. This film takes up a social problem as its theme, depicting the greedy, hideous side of human emotions with a load of black humor. Shot by Nobuo Munekawa of Futen Rojin Nikki.

Director: Yuzo Kawashima
Author, Scriptwriter: Kaneto Shindo
Cast: Shoichi Ozawa, Ayako Wakao, Eizi Funakoshi, Chocho Miyako, Hisano Yamaoka

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©1962 Kadokawa Pictures, Inc.

"Ero-Goto-Shi-tachi" yori Jinruigaku Nyumon
1966/Japan/128 min./Nikkatsu Corporation

People living in the underground community, making a living off various squalid businesses such as porn photographs, blue films, and shady equipment. The debut screenplay of Akiyuki Nosaka keenly revealing the Japanese mentality on sex was completed by Imamura and Ozawa into an unconventional type of home drama. Won the Kinema Junpo Award for Best Lead Male Actor and many other awards and prizes.

Director: Shouhei Imamura
Author: Akiyuki Nosaka
Cast: Shoichi Ozawa, Sumiko Sakamoto, Masaomi Kondo, Keiko Sagawa, Zyunn Hamamura

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©1966 Nikkatsu Corporation

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