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Violence at Noon ()

Hakuchû no tôrima (original title)
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Two young women must come to terms with the fact that a man they're deeply linked to is a murdering rapist.

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Hideo Kanze ...
Inagaki, husband of the raped woman
Hideko Kawaguchi ...
Matsuko's mother
Saeda Kawaguchi ...
Shino Shinozaki
Narumi Kayashima ...
Jinbo, teacher
Teruko Kishi ...
Shino's grandmother
Hôsei Komatsu ...
Shino's father
Akiko Koyama ...
Matsuko Koura, wife of Eisuke, teacher
Kei Satô ...
Eisuke Oyamada
Ryôko Takahara ...
Raped woman
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School director
Rokkô Toura ...
Genji Hyuga
Fumio Watanabe ...
Inspector Haraguchi
Sen Yano ...
Mayor

Directed by

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Nagisa Ôshima

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Taijun Takeda ... (novel)
 
Tsutomu Tamura ... (screenplay)

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Masayuki Nakajima ... producer

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Hikaru Hayashi

Cinematography by

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Akira Takada

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Keiichi Uraoka

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Shigemasa Toda

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Koshirô Nogi ... production supervisor

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Deok-Soo Oh ... assistant director
Mamoru Sasaki ... assistant director

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Akira Honma ... sound effects editor
Hideo Nishizaki ... sound

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Rei Miura ... gaffer
Yasuhiro Yoshioka ... still photographer

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Takuji Yamaguchi ... stage manager

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Plot Summary

Hakuchu no Torima" is the portrayal of a violent rapist as seen through the recollections of his wife and one of his victims. As the film starts, Eisuke (Kei Sato) encounters Shino (Saeda Kawaguchi), who works as a maid in a house. She is a former coworker from a failed collective farm, whose life he once saved -- only to rape her. Soon, Eisuke's criminal pattern of rapes and murders emerges as he goes on assaulting women (Shino being the witness of one of them, as Eisuke tries to violate her employer). When cooperating with the police on making a description of the rapist, Shino withholds her crucial knowledge of his identity. She prefers writing letters to Eisuke's dutiful wife, Matsuko, a schoolteacher (Akiko Koyama -- Mrs Oshima), in order to expose his true nature and perhaps induce her into turning Eisuke over to the police. Written by miclea daniel

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Also Known As
  • Violence at Noon (United States)
  • Violence at Noon (World-wide, English title)
  • L'obsédé en plein jour (France)
  • Violencia a pleno sol (Spain)
  • Koszmar za dnia (Poland)
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  • 99 min
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Trivia The movie is made up of 1,508 takes. The average shot length is 4.5 seconds. See more »
Movie Connections References Twenty-Four Eyes (1954). See more »

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