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Rampo (1994)

 -  Drama | Mystery  -  19 May 1995 (USA)
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Edogawa Rampo is a writer whose latest work is censored by the government, deemed too disturbing and injurious to the public to be allowed to be published. However, after burning his drafts... See full summary »

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Masashi Yokomizo
Mikijirô Hira ...
Marquis Ogawara
Shirô Sano ...
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Edogawa Rampo is a writer whose latest work is censored by the government, deemed too disturbing and injurious to the public to be allowed to be published. However, after burning his drafts, his publisher shows him a newspaper with an account of events just like his forbidden story. As the film progresses, fantasy and reality intermingle in a tale that draws heavily on influences from Poe and Stoker's Dracula. The film's strongly Expressionistic direction skillfully combines a variety of media (animation, computer-generated imagery, grainy black-and-white fast film stock, color negatives) for artistic effect. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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So provocative the censors banned it, so powerful it came true.

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Rated R for images of bizarre sexuality
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19 May 1995 (USA)  »

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$305,434 (USA)
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Both visual and cerebral feast.
11 February 1999 | by (Boulder, CO) – See all my reviews

This movie I had to watch three times in two consecutive days. Not because it is overly complex (it is complex). Rather because it is a sumptuous sensual treat. They showed it only for two days at University theater and the movie has to be seen on a big screen. Love, lust, betrayal, murder, Freud, artist and society - all have found suitable place in the script. 10/10.


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