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A samurai on the edge of a river with a woman laughing at him.


Proudly presented by the Melbourne Cinémathèque, ACMI & the Japan Foundation

Strike a Life for Nothing

Unclassified 15+
Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

17 Aug

An array of dissolute smugglers wile away the hours at an isolated tavern, suspicious of outsiders and all too keen to avoid trouble - until the arrival of a young idealist trying to buy his beloved’s freedom from prostitution rouses their sense of solidarity.

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  • Tatsuya Nakadai delivers another exceptional performance as the enigmatic “Sadahichi the Indifferent”.