Comedy Award of Honor, Masaaki Sakai

15 September 2013 (Sun) Open12:30/Start12:45
"Machi no Akari"/"The Spiders no Daishingeki"

15 September 2013 (Sun) Open16:45/Start17:00 "Pekochan to Densuke"
Tokyo metropolitan art museum auditorium

Comedy Award of Honor, Masaaki Sakai
 
Program
The Comedy Award of Honor is presented to those who bring joy to many. This year, the award goes to Masaaki Sakai, a grand master of slapstick comedy who captivates fans with his keen sense of humor. For fifty years, Mr. Sakai has achieved.


Ticket Information

[Prices]
Special screenings
"Machi no Akari"/ "The Spiders no Daishingeki"
Advance 1,500yen / At the door 1,800yen / General seating


Related screening Beloved comedy actors: Shunji Sakai and his collaborators
"Pekochan to Densuke"
Advance 1,000yen / At the door 1,200yen / General seating






Comedy Award of Honor, Masaaki Sakai


"Machi no Akari"
(1974/Japan/91min./Distributed by SHOCHIKU Co.,Ltd)
Director:Azuma Morisaki
Masaaki Sakai, Shochi Tanabe, Jun Inoue, Masako Izumi, Mari Annuv

By a strange turn of events, a rascal named Choromatsu starts to travel from Tokyo to Kyushu with a beautiful girl and an old man on a trip full of unexpected surprises. A road movie filled with humor and pathos.
Machi no Akariの写真
© 1974 松竹株式会社


"The Spiders no Daishingeki"
(1968/Japan/82min./Distributed by NIKKATSU CORPORATION)
Director:Ko Nakahira
Masaaki Sakai, Shochi Tanabe, Jun Inoue, Masako Izumi, Mari Annu

Seven members of The Spiders fight off crooks who are trying to steal their tambourines decorated with fake gemstones, among which diamonds are secretly hidden. An action comedy filled with songs and laughter.


HOSTToshiaki Sato

Finish Time 16:15

The Spiders no Daishingekiの写真
© 日活



Related screening Beloved comedy actors: Shunji Sakai and his collaborators


"Pekochan to Densuke"
(1950/Japan/79min./Distributed by SHOCHIKU Co.,Ltd)
Director:Shunkai Mizuho
Shunji Sakai, Shizuko Kasagi, Reikichi Kawamura, Bin Takakura, Dekao Yokoo

Shunji Sakai, the father of Masaaki Sakai, shows his superb comic reflex in this rare film. The highlight of this film is the full-length version of “Kaimono Boogie,” or Shopping Boogie, sung by the Queen of Boogie Shizuko Kasagi. This is true modern comedy of the post-war era.


HOSTToshiaki Sato
GuestOsamu Arai

Finish Time 19:00

*The guests and talk shows are subject to change without prior notice. Thank you for your understanding.

Pekochan to Densukeの写真
© 1950 松竹株式会社


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