Rent Violence at High Noon (1966)

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1h 39min
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Synopsis:
One of Oshima's most disturbing and controversial films, Violence at High Noon tells the brutal story of real-life rapist and serial murderer Eisuke (Kei Sato), and his relationship with his protective schoolteacher wife Matsuko (Akiko Koyama), and his only surviving victim Shino (Saeda Kawagushi). Oshima takes the format of the 'real-life crime1 drama and uses it as a canvas to lay bare the lost idealism and decay in postwar Japan. Although the action takes place in a seemingly idyllic rural setting, Oshima's portrait of humanity is as dark, violent and uncompromising as the urban wastes and hellish ghettos of Naked Youth and The Sun's Burial.
Never presenting Eisuke as anything less than a monster, Oshima goes further to suggest how such deviancy and (specifically male) violence reflects an amoral and corrupt modern society. Part thriller, part reaction against staid Japanese cinematic traditions, Violence at High Noon is fresh and as fearsome today as when it was first released - and is available for the first time in the UK.
Actors:
, Hideko Kawaguchi, Saeda Kawaguchi, , , , , , Ryôko Takahara, , , ,
Directors:
Writers:
Taijun Takeda, Tsutomu Tamura
Aka:
Hakuchû no torima
Studio:
Yume Pictures
Genres:
Drama
Countries:
Japan, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
28/07/2008
Run Time:
99 minutes
Languages:
Japanese
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Trailers
  • Jasper Sharp film notes

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