Symbol (しんぼる/ Shinboru) (2009)

06th February 2022
Sunday 2:00pm - 3:45pm

Venue:

Oldham Theatre

Tickets

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6/2 SYMBOL - Concession
Only for Students, NSF and Senior Citizens.
$ 9.00
6/2 SYMBOL - General
$ 10.00
6/2 SYMBOL - Friends of AFA
Please note that invalid membership ID or redemptions exceeding the number of complimentary tickets would be rejected without notice.
$ 0.00
1 available

Description:

Director: Hitoshi Matsumoto
Runtime: 99 minutes
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese, Spanish, English, Russian
Rating: NC16 (Some Mature Content)



A man wakes up and mysteriously finds himself trapped in an empty, white rectangular room, wearing clownish bright yellow polka dot pajamas. Where is he? Who did this to him? How did he end up here? Will he manage to escape safely? Meanwhile, in a Mexican dusty town, a green-masked wrestler known as Escargot man prepares for an important match. As the nameless prisoner appears closer to escaping and Escargot man steps into the ring, the film’s baffling yet suspenseful atmosphere builds to a crescendo of ridiculous excess.

One of Japan’s most popular comedians and TV personalities since the 1980s, Hitoshi Matsumoto ventured into feature-filmmaking in the mid-2000s. His second film Symbol, is an intriguing blend of slapstick antics, surreal scenarios, and existential rumination.

 


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Important Notice:
Measures will be taken to ensure the health and safety of all patrons at Oldham Theatre. This includes wearing a mask at all times for both staff and patrons and observance of social distancing around the theatre. From 3 November 2021, an individual is cleared for entry at Oldham Theatre if they fulfill any of the below criteria:
– Fully vaccinated (including the 14 days window after the second dose)
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T&Cs
Concession tickets apply to Students (Local & Overseas), Full-time National Servicemen (NSF), Senior Citizens (55 years and above) only.
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