Three resurrected Drunkards
Nagisa Oshima / JP / 1968 / 80'
35mm / VOST ENG OND
Three young Japanese men freshly out of school go for a swim at the beach and discover in amused bewilderment that their clothes have been exchanged for Korean tunics. They pursue their adventures wearing their new costume, with two bloodthirsty Koreans at their heels.
With this film, Ôshima reveals his concern over the discrimination of the Korean minorities in Japan. In this pop comedy, co-written by Adachi (who also appears in the film in a minor role), Ôshima reminds viewers that it is indeed possible to treat sensitive social themes such as racism and immigration with intelligence, humour and inventiveness.