In partnership with Elephant Films, Japan Expo presents masterpieces of Asian cinema.
In 14th century China, Jinha was raised by his uncle in the purest Bichun tradition, Bichun being a very powerful and unique martial art. Since childhood, he has been in love with Sullie, the daughter of a Mongolian general, but violence and war tears them apart... Mad with pain, Jinha leaves on a trip to get his lost love back. He is hounded by his parents' murderers, who want the secrets of Bichun which Jinha is the last to know about...
Twirling fights, Dantesque action scenes and saber fights: Bichunmoo is a Korean cinema masterpiece.
By KIM Young-jun. With SHIN Hyun-june, KIN Hee-sun, JANG Dong-jik and CHUNG Jin-young.
A private and elitist high-tech highschool gathers its best 20 students for a week-end. The nightmare begins when one of the student girls who is missing is executed on the screens of the classroom. An off voice announces the program: the students will have to solve enigmas within the given time. For each wrong answer, one of them will be killed.
Through a violent parable which shows an education system centered on excessive competition, Death Bell was a hit in the Korean box-office!
By CHANG. With LEE Beom-soo, YOON Jeong-hee, NAM Gyu-ri and KIM Beom Core.
Les Foudres de Dieu
In the 15th century, king Sejong is secretly building a merciless weapon to defend against the Ming Chinese empire which is at his gates. Soon Chinese spies find out about Sejong's secret and kill the man whi is in charge of the project. The only survivor is Hong-Li, his daughter, who runs away with the weapon plans but without the manual which has been stolen by the enemy. Will she manage to build the divine weapon to repel Ming who already thinks himself on conquered field?
Fascinating fights, action, political issues: Les Foudres de Dieu is sheer fireworks!
By KIM Yoo-jin. With AHN Sung-ki, JUNG Jae-young and HUH Joon-ho.
Yakuza: Like A Dragon
Yakuza: Like A Dragon is a one-night-story that unfolds in a hot summer night in Kamurocho. The night begins with a bank robbery. Meanwhile in the streets of Kamurocho, former Yakuza Kazuma Kiryu and a young girl called Haruka Sawamura search for Mizuki Sawamura, her mother and his childhood love, with Kiryu's rival, Goro Majima, and his gang hounding them.
By Takashi MIIKE. With Kazuki KITAMURA, NATSUO and Goro KISHITANI.
- Bichunmoo Thursday 01 July, 15h00-17h00, Video Room #5
- Les Foudres de Dieu (God's Wrath) Friday 02 July, 13h30-16h00, Video Room #4
- Bichunmoo Saturday 03 July, 15h45-17h30, Video Room #5
- Yakuza: Like a Dragon Sunday 04 July, 15h45-17h45, Video Room #2
- Les Foudres de Dieu (God's Wrath) Sunday 04 July, 16h15-18h30, Video Room #5