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Heat Wave Island (1969)

Kagerô (original title)
Otowa is a former Seto Inland Sea island farmer who has moved to the mainland in order to find work, but instead ends up dead.

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Otoyo
Jûzô Itami ...
Iino
Daigo Kusano ...
Tsuda
Ichirô Sugai
Tanie Kitabayashi
Hisano Yamaoka
Masanobu Oki
Mika Matsui
Jûkichi Uno
Eitarô Ozawa
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Rika Mizuki
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Otowa is a former Seto Inland Sea island farmer who has moved to the mainland in order to find work, but instead ends up dead. The film begins with the discovery of her corpse, which leads to an investigation that uncovers the narcotics, prostitution, and murder in which many poor farmers had found themselves trapped after World War II. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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29 October 1969 (Japan)  »

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It´s not a horror film of Shindo

It´s the first Kaneto Shindo film I saw in my life, and I must confess it didn´t surprise me a lot. I´ve read other reviews about Shindo´s films, like Onibaba, and I thought Kagerou would follow the same line of this famous film. It´s the story of a policeman called Oishi, that investigates the murder of Otoyo, a woman who was in love with him. But during the investigation he discovers some of her secrets, like her affair with the three men who killed her husband and the idiot son she abandoned in the island she was born. Curiosity: Juzo Itami (director of Tampopo) is one of the film´s actors.


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