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P.P. Rider
(Shonben Raidâ)

by Shinji SÔMAI

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Three high-school students set out to find their kidnapped classmate and come up against the dangers of the city, alternately chasing or fleeing the police and the yakuzas.

The actors’ astonishing performance propels the whole film into that uncommon realm where cinematic beauty espouses the brutal beauty of the world. The bodies move through space with heaviness reminiscent of the crashing tumblings of Buster Keaton, always picking themselves up again to face the violence that threatens them. And this violence, always shown from a perfect distance, seems to trigger a gush of youth and reality. With Tatsuya Fuji, who played the leading role in Oshima’s The Realm of the Senses.

  • Titre français
    P.P. Rider
  • Original title
    Shonben Raidâ
  • Titre international
    P.P. Rider
  • Scénario
    Takuya Nishioka, Chieko Schrader
  • Photo
    Akihiro Itô, Masaki Tamura
  • Montage
    Akira Suzuki
  • Musique
    Katsu Hoshi
  • Interprétation
    Tatsuya Fuji, Michiko Kawai, Masatoshi Nagase
  • Production
    Kitty Films
  • Producteur délégué
    Kei Ijichi
  • Producteur exécutif
    Hidenori Taga
  • Directeur de production
    Masao Tanaka
  • Décors
    Yoshinaga Yoko'o
  • Ventes internationales
    Kitty Films
  • Support de projection
    35 mm
  • Sous-titrage
    VOST électronique
  • Ratio
    1:66

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