Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


  • Branded to Kill
  • Film
  • 5/8/2008
  • 19:00-20:30
  • Spencer Museum of Art
Event Description
Introduction by Professor Michael Baskett, theater & film / Shown in conjunction with Resounding Spirit: Japanese Contemporary Art of the 1960s / In this cinematic masterpiece Seijun Suzuki transcends the B-movie genre. Branded to Kill follows the strange day-to-day existence of an expert hit-man who carries out his orders with steely determination and impassive cool. All hell breaks loose, however, when a butterfly alighting on his rifle scope results in a botched job, and a death sentence for the screw-up. (1967, 91 minutes, In Japanese with English subtitles)