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Penn Humanities Forum: Translation Trouble

Tokyo Tribe

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Thursday 1/26
7:00 pm
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Dir. Sion Sono, 2014, 116 min.

In this dystopian hip-hop musical set in an alternate futuristic Japan, territorial street gangs form opposing factions collectively known as the Tokyo Tribes. An old-school-styled street gang that only wants to party and hang out is pitted against a vicious cannibalistic mobster-run syndicate. All subtitles are in rap: rhyme, rhythm, African American slang, and profanity.


Introduction and post-screening conversation: Markus Nornes, Professor of Asian Cinema, University of Michigan.