Director: Seijun Suzuki
A "remake"/sequel-of-sorts to his own 1966 masterpiece Branded to Kill, in so far as it alludes to to te original's winner-tales-all battle between professional killers, Pistol Opera is Suzuki at his most intoxicated. This time the assassins are women, wilfully murdering one another to become '#1 Killer'.
Japan. 2001. colour. 112 mins.
'Making of' featurette
Cast & crew interviews
Trailer and Cannes promo
Hanae Kan audition
'Pistol Opera' at Venice Film Festival
"Like a dream David Lynch might have after watching too many John Woo movies!" Newark Star Ledger