Trailerama: Kanikosen (The Crab Cannery Ship)

Takiji Kobayashi’s 1929 novel has undergone a revival of late. Disaffected Japanese youth have rediscovered the book and it’s even been adapted into a popular manga. The 80-page work is similar to Battleship Potemkin. It tells the story of a cannery boat whose brutal regime leads to a radicalization of the crew. Hiroyuki Tanaka, directing under his pseudonym Sabu, adapts the tale for the screen as a combination of Metropolis and a Janet Jackson video. Kanikosen also stars Ryuhei Matsuda of Nightmare Detective fame.

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