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Monthly Classics at Japan Society: Kihachi Okamoto’s Kill! Still Holds Its Power To Deconstruct Archetypes

Japan Society has recently announced its autumn line-up for Monthly Classics, that includes a 35mm screening of the film written and directed by Kihachi Okamoto: Kill!. This is a satirical chambara — a sub-category of the Japanese period drama known as jidaigeki — that is characterised by duels just like Western and swashbuckler films. The…