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Affairs Within Walls (1965)

Kabe no naka no himegoto (original title)
Japan, 1960. In a housing complex, a young introverted student observes his neighbors through a telescope. The voyeurism of a young man isolated and gloomy, will cause an explosion of madness.

Director:

Kôji Wakamatsu

Writers:

Chûsei Sone (as Yoshiaki Ôtani), Kôji Wakamatsu | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Hiroko Fujino Hiroko Fujino
Kazuko Kanô Kazuko Kanô
Aya Mine Aya Mine
Michito Suzuki Michito Suzuki
Mikio Terashima Mikio Terashima
Yoichi Yasukawa Yoichi Yasukawa
Takao Yoshizawa Takao Yoshizawa
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Japan, 1960. In a housing complex, a young introverted student observes his neighbors through a telescope. The voyeurism of a young man isolated and gloomy, will cause an explosion of madness.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

30 December 1966 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Secret Act Inside Walls See more »

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Production Co:

Wakamatsu Production See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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For Mature Audiences Only
4 March 2013 | by Uriah43See all my reviews

This film is about certain people living in a crowded apartment complex in Japan. One middle-aged housewife named "Nobuko Uchida" (Hiroko Fujino) is having an affair with a neighbor named "Nagai" (actor unknown). Across the way is a young man studying for his college exams who prefers to watch his neighbors through their windows with his telescope. He observes Nobuko and Nagai making love which, along with the stress of his studying, drives him into a frenzy. But this isn't the only story happening in this apartment complex as almost all of the occupants feel imprisoned within their small rooms and desperately want someone to save them from their loneliness. Tragedy results when they lose hope. At any rate, rather than divulge any of the surprise twists that emerge, I will just add that there is some sexual violence that may not be suitable for all viewers. Likewise, while there is some slight nudity it really isn't anything out of the ordinary for a typical R-rated film. Instead, the director (Koji Wakamatsu) uses some rather entertaining symbolism to make a point. Overall, this wasn't a bad movie but I would say it is for mature audiences only.


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