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Release Date:
15 July 1966 (Japan) See more »
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Plot:
Hakuchu no Torima" is the portrayal of a violent rapist as seen through the recollections of his wife and one of his victims... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Hideo Kanze ... Inagaki, husband of the raped woman
Hideko Kawaguchi ... Matsuko's mother
Saeda Kawaguchi ... Shino Shinozaki
Narumi Kayashima ... Jinbo, teacher
Teruko Kishi ... Shino's grandmother
Hôsei Komatsu ... Shino's father
Akiko Koyama ... Matsuko Koura, wife of Eisuke, teacher
Kei Satô ... Eisuke Oyamada
Ryôko Takahara ... Raped woman
Taiji Tonoyama ... School director
Rokko Toura ... Genji Hyuga
Fumio Watanabe ... Inspector Haraguchi
Sen Yano ... Mayor

Directed by
Nagisa Ôshima 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Taijun Takeda 
Tsutomu Tamura  novel

Produced by
Masayuki Nakajima .... producer
 
Original Music by
Hikaru Hayashi 
 
Cinematography by
Akira Takada 
 
Film Editing by
Keiichi Uraoka 
 
Production Design by
Shigemasa Toda 
 
Production Management
Koshirô Nogi .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Deok-Soo Oh .... assistant director
Mamoru Sasaki .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Akira Honma .... sound effects editor
Hideo Nishizaki .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Rei Miura .... gaffer
Yasuhiro Yoshioka .... still photographer
 
Other crew
Takuji Yamaguchi .... stage manager
 

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Also Known As:
"Hakuchû no tôrima" - Japan (original title)
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99 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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UK:18 (2008)
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The movie is made up of 1,508 takes. The average shot length is 4.5 seconds.See more »
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References Twenty-Four Eyes (1954)See more »

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1 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Love Has No Rewards, 1 April 2012
Author: TheExpatriate700 from United States

Oshima's Violence at Noon is a meditation on the destructive capacity of love. It traces the course of a grotesque love triangle between a rapist and two women who both love him, leading to an ultimately tragic conclusion.

This is a deliberately deep, art house film, with much ponderous dialogue. The dialogue serves as much to express Oshima's ideas on love as to advance the plot, with lines such as "Love has no rewards." The film also features some great cinematography, with excellent use of black and white. A sequence in which a violent attack is represented by a series of photographs is a particular highlight.

However, the film suffers from a tendency to let ideas take precedence over characterization. We often have little idea why the characters do certain actions, a particular problem given that some of their activities are extreme. Ultimately, this is a thought-provoking film that at times descends into the head scratching.

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