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15 July 1966 (Japan) See more »
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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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Two women deal with the fact that a man in their lives is a cereal rapist. See more (6 total) »

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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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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Two women deal with the fact that a man in their lives is a cereal rapist., 27 August 2011
Author: treywillwest

I really don't know why Oshima's early films have taken so long to become available in the U.S. They are spectacular! I suppose because their thematic content is so specific to the Japan of the post-war "reconstruction" at the hands of the Americans. As radical, contemporary, and at times experimental as Oshima's films from this era were, his landscapes, to my eye, more closely resemble the tradition of Japanese landscape-painting than those of Kurosawa or Mizoguchi. In this film, the past is captured in just such painterly, deep-focus majesty, with dizzying zooms thrown in just to leave you disoriented. The present is soft, blurry, almost indiscernible at times. I'm interpreting the political content of this violent, lude, nasty story to deal with Japan's inability to live up to its WWII atrocities, or from a different perspective, the ease with which it forgave itself. I admit that I don't see how the last scenes fit into that interpretation, but that doesn't make those scenes any less haunting.

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