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Kikujiro (1999)

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Kikujiro (1999)

Film
Saturday, October 9
5:30 - 7:45 pm
Cost: Free
WUD Film presents a free screening of Kikujiro (1999)

Japan | 122 min | PG-13 | DVD | Dir. Takeshi Kitano

Lonely nine-year-old Masao leaves Tokyo in search of his mother, a woman he's never met. He's accompanied on his journey across the Japanese countryside by surly, middle-aged petty crook KIKUJIRO (Kitano), who is none too happy being the chaperone. When KIKUJIRO gambles away all of Masao's travel money, the two must rely on their wits and the kindness of colorful strangers. Along the way, as the two share a series of wild and unpredictable adventures, they end up at a destination that neither of them could have imagined.

"Leads with Kitano's exquisite timing and ability to mine both laughs and heartache in a single instant. It's a gorgeous take on alienation and guardianship." (Brian Orndorf)

 

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCg6zJC-Ubo

This event is intended for UW-Madison students, faculty, staff, Wisconsin Union members and their guests. Anyone can become a Wisconsin Union member.

Japan | 122 min | PG-13 | DVD | Dir. Takeshi Kitano

Lonely nine-year-old Masao leaves Tokyo in search of his mother, a woman he's never met. He's accompanied on his journey across the Japanese countryside by surly, middle-aged petty crook KIKUJIRO (Kitano), who is none too happy being the chaperone. When KIKUJIRO gambles away all of Masao's travel money, the two must rely on their wits and the kindness of colorful strangers. Along the way, as the two share a series of wild and unpredictable adventures, they end up at a destination that neither of them could have imagined.

"Leads with Kitano's exquisite timing and ability to mine both laughs and heartache in a single instant. It's a gorgeous take on alienation and guardianship." (Brian Orndorf)

 

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCg6zJC-Ubo

This event is intended for UW-Madison students, faculty, staff, Wisconsin Union members and their guests. Anyone can become a Wisconsin Union member.

Presented by:

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WUD Film

film@union.wisc.edu
608-262-1143

With support from:

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