Seven Souls in the Skull Castle 髑髏城の七人

Dec 7 (Sat) 7:00 pm / 189 min + Q&A (30 min)

$11.00/ ticket

Director
Hidenori Inoue
Writer
Kazuki Nakashima
Cast
Shun Oguri
Mirai Moriyama
Taichi Saotome
Eiko Koike
Ryo Katsuji
Riisa Naka

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We are proud to present the North American premiere of Seven Souls, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. This is a filmed version of stage work done by the Gekidan Shinkansen troupe, and is truly unique. Don’t miss this one folks.

Synopsis:
The year is 1590, the 18th year of the Tensho era.
After the demise of warlord ODA NOBUNAGA, Japan is about to be unified by TOYOTOMI HIDEYOSHI. However, one man in the Kanto region defies unification. That man calls himself TENMAOH (Mirai MORIYAMA) and leads the KANTO DOKURO-TO (Skull Clan), an armed group hiding in the pitch-black DOKURO-JO (Skull Castle), though he once worked for NOBUNAGA. SUTENOSUKE (Shun OGURI) happens to rescue SAGIRI, a woman who has been chased by the KANTO DOKURO-TO and their bloodthirsty leader, madman TENMAOH. To hide and shelter the woman, SUTENOSUKE meets MUKAIYA RANBE (Taichi SAOTOME) at a brothel district.  Manipulated by magical fate, people congregate in the Kanto region. When the shared past between SUTENOSUKE and RANBE, and their relation to TENMAOH, come to light, the dark ambition of TENMAOH is revealed. Without regrets, SUTENOSUKE and his seven souls head for DOKURO-JO, though it is surrounded by 20,000 soldiers, to destroy it and stop TENMAOH’s dark ambition.

About the production:
Filmed live on stage in Tokyo, one of Japan’s leading theatrical troupes, GEKIDAN SHINKANSEN brings a new live-theatre style of film screening to moviegoers, as their popular stage performance becomes a cinema experience.

The film runs at just over 3 hours and includes one intermission.

髑髏城の七人は北米プレミアで上映します。上映後には、監督とのQ&Aを予定しています。本作は、演劇の舞台をスクリーンで見せる試みを続ける「ゲキ×シネ」シリーズ第10弾であり、劇団☆新感線の代表作である。

天正十八年。織田信長亡き後、天下統一は豊臣秀吉によってなされようとしていた。しかしそれに抗う一人の男が関東に存在した。それは、漆黒の髑髏城に潜む武装集団≪関東髑髏党≫を束ね、自らを”天魔王”(森山未來)と名乗る、かつて信長に仕えた男であった。血を流すことを厭わず、もはや狂人と化した天魔王率いる関東髑髏党に追われていた女を行きがかりから助けた捨之介(小栗旬)は、女を匿ってくれるという色里で無界屋蘭兵衛(早乙女太一)に出会う。奇妙な縁に操られ、関東に集まり始める者たち。捨之助と蘭兵衛が共に抱える過去、そして天魔王とのつながりが明らかになる時、天魔王の悪しき野望も明らかになろうとしていた。全てを覚悟した捨之介は天魔王を止めるため、たった七人で二万の兵で囲われた髑髏城を攻め落とすことを決意するのだった。

本作は1度休憩を挟み、3時間の上映となります。

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