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Keimusho no naka (2002)

A man serving a sentence in a minimum-security prison. Life in the jail is rigid and organized, eventually leading all of the cell-mates to abandon their individuality.

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Tomorô Taguchi ...
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Yutaka Matsushige ...
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Toshifumi Muramatsu
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Yôzaburô Itô ...
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Ken'ichi Endô
Matomu Onda
Shigemitsu Ogi
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Ouchi
Hidekazu Nagae
Koji Enokido
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A man serving a sentence in a minimum-security prison. Life in the jail is rigid and organized, eventually leading all of the cell-mates to abandon their individuality.

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A striking portrait
25 February 2003 | by (Portland OR USA) – See all my reviews

This movie plays out as a series of vignettes, each a few minutes long, focusing on various aspects of the (Japanese) writer's time spent in a Japanese prison. There is virtually no violence or brutality as one might expect from prison life, rather incredibly arbitrary and strict rules and incredible boredom. Not fast moving, but not boring either. Vividly, and in a way beautifully, portrayed.


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