Cinematheque: Samurai Swordplay and Beyond
Destiny's Son (Japan, 1962)
Friday, November 2, 2012
4070 Vilas Hall, Vilas Hall
(35mm, 71min., subtitled, with Raizô Ichikawa, directed by Kenji Misumi) In Misumi’s breakthrough film, Shingo (Ichikawa) seeks revenge and redemption after his family is murdered by a rival clan. Based on a Renzaburo novel and adapted for the screen by fellow director and horror master Kaneto Shindo, Destiny’s Son is filled with stylistic highlights and thrilling fight scenes.