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398 Ratings

Pigs and Battleships

Buta to gunkan

Directed by Shôhei Imamura
Japan, 1961
Comedy, Drama, Crime


A dazzling, unruly portrait of American–occupied postwar Japan, Pigs and Battleships details, with escalating absurdity, the desperate power struggles between small-time gangsters in the port town of Yokosuka. The film is shot in gorgeously composed, bustling cinemascope.

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Pigs and Battleships Directed by Shôhei Imamura

Awards & Festivals

San Sebastián International Film Festival


The New York Film Festival


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