Pigs and Battleships (1961) [Masters of Cinema #21]
DVD9 | ISO+MDS | NTSC 16:9 | Artwork | 108 mins | 7,17 Gb
Audio: Japanese AC3 2.0 @ 224 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, Crime, Comedy
With this, his fifth film, Shôhei Imamura finally answered his true calling as Japanese cinema’s most dedicated and brilliant chronicler of society’s underbelly with the astonishing Pigs and Battleships [Buta to gunkan]. A riotous portrait of sub-Yakuza gangsters battling for control of the local pork business in a U.S. Navy-occupied coastal town (Yokosuka), Imamura conjures a chaotic world of petty thugs, young love, tough-headed women, and underworld hypochondria, with one of the most unforgettable climaxes ever to grace the screen.