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Program Title: Vengeance is Mine
EASC Code: JV-21
Series Title:
Region/Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English, Chinese
Subject: Movie & TV Drama
Program Type:
Media Type: DVD
Director: Imamura Shohei
Producer:
Release Date: 2002
Running Time: 141 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: Imamura Shohei's chilling portrait was voted the best Japanese film of the decade by critics in both Los Angeles and New York. Based on a true story and a prize-winning novel, this is an icily precise account of a killer who abandons his devout Catholic family and his faith to go on a 78-day spree of murder and mayhem. The unnerving objectivity with which Imamura tells the story, combined with the film's formal beauty and precision and its devastating effect. "Inside of this man, could there be nothing but hollowness? I think I can see the forlorn inner soul of today's man." (Imamura)
Data Entry Date: 12/5/2006