Dir. Mika Rättö | Action | 80mins | Finland | 2016

Time Sat 16 Sep, 10pm

Price Full $16 / Conc $14

Bookings (02) 9550 3666

Please note, this film is strictly R18+, you must be 18 years or older to attend.


Imagine Film Festival 2017, Off Screen 2017, Love and Anarchy Film Festival 2017  

Set in Finnish coastal town Meri-Pori, Mika Rättö’s fierce debut feature tells the peculiar story of an equally admired and feared rascal named Rauni Reposaarelainen. When this chubby and booze-swilling oddball isn’t pursuing the beds of local geishas, he blows through the town like hurricane, wreaking havoc wherever he goes. Finally fed up with Rauni’s reign of terror, a mysterious gure places a bounty on his head, leading to an endless barrage of assassination attempts. Far from pleased, Rauni must kill, drink and fornicate his way towards the one who wants him eliminated in order to exact sweet revenge. A refreshing and wild cocktail of Japanese samurai cinema, sailor romance, hyper-surrealism and Finnish dipsomania, Samurai Rauni is one of this year’s most unique and unmissable films. If Tarantino and Winding Refn were put in a blender together with Jodorowsky and Kusturica, this o – the-wall genre mish-mash would be the end result — a highly creative and well-crafted a air that has such an enormous heart.

“This is certainly the weirdest movie in the year. It’s strange and at the same time most original. This could be the future of cinema!” Pertti Avola, Helsingin Saromat

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