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Muri shinjû: Nihon no natsu (1967)

Over the course of a night, a sex-obsessed young woman, a suicidal man, and a gun-crazy wannabe gangster are taken prisoner of a gang awaiting a shootout between a rival gang at dawn.

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Nagisa Ôshima
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Cast

Credited cast:
Keiko Sakurai Keiko Sakurai ... Nejiko
Kei Satô Kei Satô ... Otoko
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tetsuo Ashida Tetsuo Ashida ... Himeji
Yoshiyuki Fukuda Yoshiyuki Fukuda
Hideo Kanze Hideo Kanze
Hôsei Komatsu Hôsei Komatsu
Shunsuke Mizoguchi Shunsuke Mizoguchi ... Tsukibito
Bunya Ozawa Bunya Ozawa ... Matsuyama
Masakazu Tamura Masakazu Tamura
Taiji Tonoyama
Rokkô Toura Rokkô Toura ... Television
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Over the course of a night, a sex-obsessed young woman, a suicidal man, and a gun-crazy wannabe gangster are taken prisoner of a gang awaiting a shootout between a rival gang at dawn.

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

2 September 1967 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Nacht des Mörders See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sozosha See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Nejiko: I wish I could tie up all the men in Japan.
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When a sociopathic, loner American sniper attacks a Japanese city, the local gangs can't decide whether to react to him as a life-style savior or an imperialist invader.
31 July 2011 | by treywillwestSee all my reviews

Combines the political commitment and narrative experimentalism of Godard with the lush, deep-focus aesthetic of Ford and Kurosawa.

I wouldn't know what to think of the film if I hadn't recently researched the U.S. occupation of Japan. Oshima presents Japanese youth as obsessed with matching the brutality and aimlessness of their American counter-parts.

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Magnificently formal shot compositions that almost bring to mind the "Metaphyisical style" of de Cherico's paintings.

As is characteristic of Oshima, the only redemption is through sex.


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