BLACK TEST CAR

Yasuzô Masumura, Japan, 1962, Arrow Films, Cult

“The BLACK TEST CAR [duo of films] play like a darkly sophisticated live-action episode of SPEED RACER.” -- Noel Murray, A.V. CLUB

With BLACK TEST CAR, maverick Japanese director Yasuzo Masumura (BLIND BEAST) helms a bitingly satirical espionage thriller set in the heart of the Japanese auto industry. In a bitter, take-no-prisoners corporate war between the Tiger Motorcar Company and the Yamato Company, undercover spies have infiltrated both sides. As Tiger prepares to launch its newest “Pioneer” car and a prototype bursts into flames, Toru (Hideo Takamatsu, THE LAST EMPEROR) heads a secretive task force to root out Yamato’s spy, and find out what they can about the competitor's familiar-looking new model.

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Details

  • 95 mins.
  • Color
  • 2.35:1

Formats

  • DCP

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