18–22.10 2017
Program Poster Editorial Jury

Black Lizard

This dark thriller by Edogawa Ranpo, published in 1934, became a true wonder of explosive-colored offbeat pop cinema with survolted actors, in the hands of the filmmaker of “Battle Royale”.
The black lizard, nickname of Fantomas’s Machiavellian criminal cousin, is interpreted here by the trans-dressed artist Akihiro Maruyama, equally interpreting the musical theme. He dialogues with Isao Kimura (“The Seven Samurai”) who has taken the role of a police inspector whose convictions are slowly crumbling. Fukasaku moves away from the violent thrillers that made his reputation, and allows himself a rejoicing parenthesis by producing a true feast for the senses, based on exuberant costumes, psychedelic soundtrack and outrageous framing. Resulting of all this, one of the most beautiful entities of his career.
Kinji Fukasaku, 1968, Japon
35 mm, couleur, japonais (st. Français),, 86’'
Âge légal: 16 ans

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