Favorite Foreign Films: Tokyo Drifter (1966)

Film: Tokyo Drifter

Country: Japan
Director: Siejun Suzuki

Suzuki’s Tokyo Drifter is the ultra-stylish story of Tetsu, a yakuza hitman wanting nothing more than to support his boss in an effort to go straight. Rival families, however, have other plans for both of them. From the high-contrast black and white opening scene to the bursts of symbolic color (and every stylized handgun battle in between), this film has been incredibly influencial on everyone from John Woo to Quentin Tarantino. See why!
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