Special Series

Danger’s Where The Money Is!


Directed by: Kō Nakahira 
1962 / 82 minutes / Unclassified 15+

Can this riotous bunch of misfits pull off the perfect heist?

Hoping to counterfeit billions in one hot night of pursuit, three petty criminals will need more than their wits to outsmart the big boss and his ring of armed thugs – for instance, a fistful of the formidable lady Tomoko! Soon everyone is fighting over Japan’s best counterfeiter, trailed hysterically by his senile cash-savvy wife. In a hilarious series of twists and east-meets-west humour, Nakahira delivers the money in style… but to whom? 

Starring the infamous king of crime cinema Joe Shishido, Danger’s Where The Money Is! presents an outstanding example of Nakahira’s directorial versatility. With notable international influence, the film perfectly merges western criminal archetypes and slapstick action with a distinct Japanese comedic flavour. Showcasing a true master of timing, this energetic film indulges an outrageous cacophony of cultural collisions that screech to a halt with Nakahira’s signature rapid and seamless delivery.

Audience warning: contains strong visual violence and moderate gore, mild themes, mild coarse language, erotic dancing and verbal reference to sex

Sunday 1st October

National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra

Friday 6th October

Walk-ins only. Doors open 15 minutes prior to the screening.

QAGOMA, Brisbane

Sunday 5th November

ACMI, Melbourne

Tuesday 24th October

The Chauvel Cinema, Sydney

Screens in: Canberra, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney

Director: Kō Nakahira 

Cast: Joe Shishido, Hiroyuki Nagato, Ruriko Asaoka, Arihiro Fujimura and Kōjirō Kusanagi

Genre: Special Series

Category: Free

Language(s): Japanese with English subtitles

Format: 35mm colour