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When a sociopathic, loner American sniper attacks a Japanese city, the local gangs can't decide whether to react to him as a life-style savior or an imperialist invader. See more (4 total) »

Cast

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Keiko Sakurai ... Nejiko
Kei Satô ... Otoko
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tetsuo Ashida ... Himeji
Yoshiyuki Fukuda
Hideo Kanze
Hôsei Komatsu
Shunsuke Mizoguchi ... Tsukibito
Bunya Ozawa ... Matsuyama
Masakazu Tamura
Taiji Tonoyama
Rokko Toura ... Television
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Directed by
Nagisa Ôshima 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mamoru Sasaki 
Tsutomu Tamura 
Nagisa Ôshima 

Produced by
Masayuki Nakajima .... producer
Takuji Yamaguchi .... producer
 
Original Music by
Hikaru Hayashi 
 
Cinematography by
Yasuhiro Yoshioka 
 
Film Editing by
Keiichi Uraoka 
 
Art Direction by
Shigemasa Toda 
 
Sound Department
Hideo Nishizaki .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Takeji Sano .... gaffer
 

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Also Known As:
"Muri shinjû: Nihon no natsu" - Japan (original title)
"Japanese Summer: Unreasonable Double Suicide" - International (English title) (literal English title)
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98 min
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When a sociopathic, loner American sniper attacks a Japanese city, the local gangs can't decide whether to react to him as a life-style savior or an imperialist invader., 31 July 2011
Author: treywillwest

Combines the political commitment and narrative experimentalism of Godard with the lush, deep-focus aesthetic of Ford and Kurosawa.

I wouldn't know what to think of the film if I hadn't recently researched the U.S. occupation of Japan. Oshima presents Japanese youth as obsessed with matching the brutality and aimlessness of their American counter-parts.

When a sociopathic, loner American sniper attacks a Japanese city, the local gangs can't decide whether to react to him as a life-style savior or an imperialist invader.

Magnificently formal shot compositions that almost bring to mind the "Metaphyisical style" of de Cherico's paintings.

As is characteristic of Oshima, the only redemption is through sex.

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