Chicago International Film Festival Presents “Smuggler”
Original Title: Sumagurâ: Omae no mirai o erabe
Director: Katsuhito Ishii
Japanese with subtitles
After Dark Competition
From the man who created the celebrated “O-Ren Ishii” animated sequence in Kill Bill, Vol. 1 comes this stylish and outrageous but brutal film that makes Tarantino’s work look like family fare. In serious debt to local gangsters, Kinuta is coerced into taking a job as a smuggler of dead bodies for the Japanese underworld, only to find himself caught in the middle of a bloody gang war. Based on the popular eponymous manga, Smugglerhas all the makings of a midnight classic.
Links: Official Website