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A CLASS TO REMEMBER

6:10

Saturday, November 2

学校 (Gakko)

Director Yôji Yamada
Cast Toshiyuki Nishida, Eiko Shinya, Keiko Takeshita
Screenplay Yoshitaka Asama, Yôji Yamada | Cinematography Mutsuo Naganuma, Tetsuo Takaha
1993 | Japan | 35mm print imported especially for this series | approx. 128 min. | In Japanese with English subtitles

Flashbacks unroll as eccentric teacher Toshiyuki Nishida gives his adult graduating class at night junior high a last essay assignment, with a Korean restauranteur who still hasn’t mastered Japanese, an ex-delinquent, and rubber-faced Kunie Tanaka looking back. Dream project for the maestro of the Tora-san series, winning 6 Japanese Academy Awards including Best Film, Director, Screenplay, Actor, and Supporting Actor.

A CLASS TO REMEMBER © 1981 Shochiku Co., Ltd.

Reviews

“A wonderful movie; humane, decent, moving.”
– Pete Hamill