- Saturday, March 29, 2008
Part of Non-Western Westerns
Date + TimeSaturday, March 29, 2008
LocationPhyllis Wattis Theater
OverviewExiled, Johnnie To, 2006, 110 min.
In Exiled, four hit men - childhood friends - find themselves reunited and struggling to survive a gangland turned against them. Set in Macau circa 1998, on the eve of the Portuguese colony's transfer to mainland Chinese control, the film evokes the lawless and eerily empty streets of the classic Western. Much like Akira Kurosawa's Sanjuro or Sergio Leone's noname drifter, To's protagonists find themselves outside of hierarchy and order - but To's characters are pawns, not antiheroes.
Admission + Ticketing
$5 general, students, and seniors; free for SFMOMA members or with museum admission (requires free ticket, which can be picked up in the Haas Atrium). Tickets are available at the Museum (with no surcharge) or online.
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Foundation and Carla Emil and Rich Silverstein.