That's It

Directed by: Gakuryu Ishii
90 minutes
VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 1
Sun 27th Sep 19:20
Premiere Screening

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VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 1
Tue 29th Sep 17:20
2nd Screening

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Samao Daikoku wants to escape his tortured past and move on from crime and homelessness. Desperately trying to find his ‘Birth Right Certificate’ and break out of the oppressive and dystopian world which surrounds him, he and the girl he loves have to fight their way to freedom and hide from the faceless dangers that surround them. Gakuryu Ishii’s stylised and dramatic narrative is a powerful piece of storytelling, weaving in many traditions and influences from the hall of fame of the movies. From Bruce Lee and traditional Hong Kong martial arts films, to Jean Luc Godard and the French new wave, to a Morricone-mannered shootout at the climax of the movie, ‘That’s It’ can sometimes feel like a practical crash course in cinematic history. That’s not to say that the film doesn’t have it’s own unique voice; it starts off in grainy black and white before flickering into colour, and the pace and style act as a guide, following and supporting the narrative as it evolves. Tapping into themes of identity and personal resolution, Ishii's ingeniously crafted film will swallow you up and spit you out; fast moving with a lightning soundtrack, this is Japanese cinema at its finest.
Original Title
90 min
Gakuryu Ishii
Kiyotaka Inagaki
Hironobu Osaki
Hideyuki Hasegwa
Yoshiyuki Matsumoto
Yoshiyuki Matsumoto
Screening Status
UK Premiere