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Vengeance is Mine (1979)
"Fukushû suru wa ware ni ari" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  17 October 1979 (USA)
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Chronological exploits of Iwao Enokizu, a murderous thief on the lam.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ken Ogata ...
Iwao Enokizu
Rentarô Mikuni ...
Shizuo Enokizu
Chôchô Miyako ...
Kayo Enokizu
Mitsuko Baishô ...
Kazuko Enokizu
Mayumi Ogawa ...
Haru Asano
Nijiko Kiyokawa ...
Hisano Asano
Taiji Tonoyama ...
Tanejiro Shibata
Gorô Tarumi ...
Daihachi Baba
Moeko Ezawa ...
Chiyoko Hata
Kazuko Shirakawa ...
Sachiko Yoshizato
Frankie Sakai ...
Kawai Keibu
Torahiko Hamada ...
Yoshino Chôsakan
Yasuhisa Sonoda ...
Kuwata Keibuho
Akira Hamada ...
Ichikawa Keiji
Kazunaga Tsuji ...
Kuchiishi Keiji
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Iwao Enokizu is a middle-aged man who has an unexplainable urge to commit insane and violent murders. Eventually he is chased by the police all over Japan, but somehow he always manages to escape. He meets a woman who runs a brothel. They love each other but how long can they be together? Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Shizuo Enokizu: You can only kill those who never harmed you.
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great movie
3 January 2003 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

The movie show us the story of a japanese serial killer. We watch, in alternating flashbacks, sequences of his childhood, his cruel murders, the failure of his marriage, the destructive relation with his father, his escape through the country. The characters of the film, the murder, the murder´s father, the murder´s wife, a prostitute met during the escape and her old mother, are deeply delineated, realistic and human. There are many memorable sequences along the movie. A sex scene in a japanese sauna environment, an awfully realistic multiple killing in a truck, a subliminal and sinister persecution in a park with pools full of eels, and the marvellous and enigmatic end sequence. This is one of the best movie I have ever seen.


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