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A Man Vanishes

Ningen Johatsu

directed by Shôhei Imamura
Japan, 1967
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What at first purports to be a documentary on the missing person problem in Japan develops into a brilliant illustration of the absurdity of “objective cinema.” Using only a small crew and no cast as such, it follows up on one of hundreds of missing persons reports filed with the police.

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