The Great Sasuke



Camera 12 - Screen 10 Tue, Mar 8, 2016 12:15 PM
Camera 12 - Screen 10 Sat, Mar 12, 2016 5:00 PM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Section:Documentary Feature Competition
Rating:Not Rated
Premiere Status:World
Production Country:United States
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Mikiko Sasaki
Producer:Mikiko Sasaki
Jonathan Schwarz
Screenwriter:Mikiko Sasaki
Music:Aiko Fukushima
Cinematographer:Jonathan Schwarz
Editor:Mikiko Sasaki
Alex O'Flinn
Cast:The Great Sasuke
Taka Michinoku
Numajiro Kesen
Jinsei Shinzaki


He'll keep fighting with all of his heart.
As with any professional athlete, there comes a time when glory fades. The body can't keep up. Newer and younger pros take the stage. But Japanese wrestler The Great Sasuke refuses defeat. Despite his failing health and a dwindling audience, he'll do everything in his power to continue the dream. After all, wrestling is his "tenshoku," a lifework assigned by God. Wrestling and fame have gotten him far, even won him a seat as an assembly legislator in his hometown, and he can't give up now just because the going is getting a little tough. Through sweat and determination, he'll inspire a nation—and he'll do it all with his mask on. The Great Sasuke is a compelling story of victory and the will to keep any of life's arenas. - Cassia Homann

Preceded by the short film: Moom; dir. Dice Tsutsumi, Robert Kondo; United States; 13 min.

Included Shorts

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Additional Information

Screening presented in honor of Jim Boyce