Wednesday, November 8, 7:00 PM @ AMC River East 21


Director: Akira Nagai (DIRECTOR IN ATTENDANCE????)

Starring: Masaki Suda, Shuhei Nomura, Ryoma Takeuchi, Shotaro Mamiya, Jun Shison

Film Source: Pony Canyon

Japan | 2017 | 118 Minutes | In Japanese w/ English subs | Genre: Manga Inspired Comedy


Synopsis: “Teiichi dreams of one day being the prime minister and rule his own country, but first he has to get through high school.  An absurdist satire of Japan’s elitist pathways to the seats of power, Akira Nagai’s adaptation of Usamaru Furuya’s manga finds Showa-era blue-blooded teens battling for the student council presidency. Sabotage, bribery, ritual suicide, fisticuffs and more than a few unspoken crushes charge the boys’ all out warfare, revealing the failures of hierarchical power systems and toxic masculinity. This achingly relevant, hilarious tale comes to a head when a working-class pro-democracy challenger questions the plutocrats’ factional wrangle and Teiichi is forced to recall the pure passion that drove him to his totalitarian bloodthirst.” – Japan Cuts 2017. 

"Teiichi: Battle of the Supreme High’ takes high school politics to a whole new level" - Mark Schilling - The Japan Times

"Director Akira Nagai’s adaptation from a best-selling manga series is a wacky political satire using slapstick and campy overacting to offer comedy gold – and some food for thought on democratic ideals" - Edmond Lee - SCMP.COM

"One of the best manga adaptations of the last few years…"- Panos Kotzathanasis - eastern

"Headed by a strong performance from its lead, Suda Masaki, it takes the piss out of local politics and provides an oasis against the din of the real politicians around us." - Andrew Mack - screen

"Every action is heightened to the point of cartoon as satire transforms political warfare into farce." - Jared Mobarak -