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Vengeance is Mine

Vengeance is Mine
  • 1979
  • Japan
  • 140 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Shohei Imamura
  • Written by: Masaru Baba, Ryuzo Saki (novel)
  • Cast: Ken Ogata, Mayumi Ogawa, Rentaro Mikuni, Mitsuko Baisho
  • Language: Japanese

Imamura's 1979 serial killer thriller based on the real life murder spree of Iwao Enokizu in the 1960s. Put together from police records and witness testimonials, 'Vengeance is Mine' is vintage classic Imamura: by turns stunningly misogynistic, sex obsessed, procedural and surreal, it contains the motifs of Imamura's best work. Held together by simply stunning central performances by Ogata and Mayumi Ogawa, this is a most welcome, unforgettable treat from the Japan's true crime cupboard

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