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Vengeance Is Mine (1979)

Fukushû suru wa ware ni ari (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 17 October 1979 (USA)
Chronological exploits of Iwao Enokizu, a murderous thief on the run.

Director:

Shôhei Imamura

Writers:

Masaru Baba (screenplay), Ryûzô Saki (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ken Ogata Ken Ogata ... Iwao Enokizu
Rentarô Mikuni Rentarô Mikuni ... Shizuo Enokizu
Chôchô Miyako Chôchô Miyako ... Kayo Enokizu
Mitsuko Baishô Mitsuko Baishô ... Kazuko Enokizu
Mayumi Ogawa Mayumi Ogawa ... Haru Asano
Nijiko Kiyokawa Nijiko Kiyokawa ... Hisano Asano
Taiji Tonoyama ... Tanejirô Shibata
Gorô Tarumi Gorô Tarumi ... Daihachi Baba
Moeko Ezawa Moeko Ezawa ... Chiyoko Hata
Kazuko Shirakawa Kazuko Shirakawa ... Sachiko Yoshizato
Furankî Sakai ... Inspector Kawai
Torahiko Hamada Torahiko Hamada ... Agent Yoshino
Yasuhisa Sonoda Yasuhisa Sonoda ... Inspector assistant Kuwata
Akira Hamada Akira Hamada ... Detective Ichikawa
Kazunaga Tsuji Kazunaga Tsuji ... Detective Kuchiishi
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Storyline

Iwao Enokizu is a middle-aged man who has an unexplainable urge to commit insane and violent murders. Eventually he is chased by the police all over Japan, but somehow he always manages to escape. He meets a woman who runs a brothel. They love each other but how long can they be together? Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

17 October 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vengeance Is Mine See more »

Filming Locations:

Beppu, Kyushu, Japan See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Based on true story of serial killer Akira Nishiguchi. See more »

Quotes

Shizuo Enokizu: You can only kill those who never harmed you.
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Powerhouse!
21 August 2000 | by filho_de_oxumSee all my reviews

I think this movie is an all around tour-de-force depiction of a sociopath. All aspects of this movie are superb. The main actor gives a truly chilling and convincing portrayal of a man with no conscience, at the same time giving his character great depth and complexity. Aside from being based on true events, this cold blooded murderer is much more realistic than the clever game-playing types portrayed in such films as "Silence of the Lambs". I would highly recommend this movie to all but the squeamish.


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