English title: Carmen from Kawachi
Poster title: 河内カルメン
Poster Year: 1966
Poster Origin: Japanese
Size: STB 20x57" (51x145cm)
Film title: 河内カルメン
Film Year: 1966
Film Origin: Japan
Film Directors: Seijun Suzuki
Film Genres: Comedy
Film Plot: Like a girl runaway, Tsuyu moves to Osaka to work as a bar hostess. She meets the owner of a model school, Yoko, and seriously thinks about becoming a fashion model. Yoko tells her that she...
Grade: C7 Fine to Very Fine. Folded, single-sided. Top C7: Unused poster with minimal handling/edge/fold wear, some very slight ink transfer from being stored folded resulting in a bit of unevenness in the white background. Bottom C7: Unused poster with minimal handling/edge/fold wear, some very slight ink transfer from being stored folded resulting in a bit of unevenness in the white background.
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Carmen from Kawachi was one of the final films Seijun Suzuki made at Nikkatsu before their famous falling out. it’s a dark comedic take on a familiar trope — a country girl heads to the big city (Osaka) to make it big as a singer. Like many of his films, however, Suzuki managed to make the old feel new again by adding some very dark moments, biting social commentary, and his signature (and usually outrageous) stylistic flourishes.
This nearly 5′ tall country-of-origin Japanese poster features a wonderful full length pin-up style portrait of our heroine, Carmen. Country-of-origin posters for Seijun Suzuki are becoming increasingly difficult to find as his reputation and recognition within the Japanese film industry continues to skyrocket! This tall, slender format had very low print numbers compared to regular Japanese B2s. They are very rare, especially for more popular film titles, and are highly sought after by collectors today.