God Speed You! Black Emperor

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For the band, see Godspeed You! Black Emperor.
God Speed You! Black Emperor
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DVD cover
Directed by Mitsuo Yanagimachi
Produced by Mitsuo Yanagimachi
Cinematography Taro Akashi
Katsutoshi Iwanaga
Makoto Sugiura
Kimio Tsukamoto
Yoshibumi Yokoyama
Release date(s) 1976
Running time 90 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

God Speed You! Black Emperor (ゴッド・スピード・ユー! BLACK EMPEROR Goddo Supīdo Yū! Burakku Enperā?) is a 1976 Japanese black-and-white 16 mm documentary film, 90 minutes long, by director Mitsuo Yanagimachi, which follows the exploits of young Japanese motorcyclists, the "Black Emperors". The 1970s in Japan saw the rise of a motorcycling movement called the bōsōzoku, which drew the interest of the media. The movie follows a member of the "Black Emperors" motorcycle club and his interaction with his parents after he gets in trouble with the police.

The Canadian post-rock band Godspeed You! Black Emperor took their name from the film.

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