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A Page of Madness (1926)
"Kurutta ippêji" (original title)

 |  Drama, Horror  |  January 1975 (USA)
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A man takes a job at an asylum with hopes of freeing his imprisoned wife.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Masuo Inoue ...
Servent
Ayako Iijima ...
Servent's daughter
Yoshie Nakagawa ...
Servent's wife
Hiroshi Nemoto ...
Misao Seki ...
Minoru Takase ...
Crazy man A
Eiko Minami ...
Dancer
Kyosuke Takamatsu ...
Crazy man B
Tetsu Tsuboi ...
Crazy man C
Shintarô Takiguchi ...
Boy
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A man takes a job at an asylum with hopes of freeing his imprisoned wife.

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The film was shot over a relatively long period - one month. Since Director Teinosuke Kinugasa couldn't afford accommodations for his actors, they slept on the set or in the front office. See more »

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A vision in delirium
8 February 1999 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

This very strange movie is unlike anything made in the west at the time. With its tumultuous emotions and net of visions, dreams, and startling images, its effect is both beautiful and unsettling. The actors are choreographed more like dance than acting. It contains the only dream sequence I know of that actually resembles a real nightmare (sorry, Dali fans).


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