Dorei Kōjō (The Slave Factory)

A flyer from the 40th anniversary showing in Tokyo in 2008
A flyer from the 40th anniversary showing in Tokyo in 2008

The Jinbōchō Theater is screening the 1968 film Dorei Kōjō as part of its current “Yakusha wa ichinichi shite narazu” (An actor isn’t made in one day) series. This film, starring Maeda Gin and Uno Jūkichi among others, documents a labor struggle in the 1960s in Kanto. It was, in fact, even funded by a labor union.
According to the Jinbōchō Theater flyer, Yamada Yoji decided to cast Maeda in his role as Hiroshi, Sakura’s husband, in Otoko wa Tsurai yo after watching him act in this film. That alone is a reason to go see it.

It is screening at the Jinbōchō Theater at the following times:

June 13 at 630 pm

June 14 at 1100 am

June 15 at 230 pm

June 16 at 500 pm

June 17 at 1130 pm

June 18 at 715 pm

June 19 at 215 pm