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532 Ratings

Death by Hanging


Directed by Nagisa Ôshima
Japan, 1968
Comedy, Crime


In this macabre farce, a Korean man is sentenced to death in Japan but survives his execution, sending the authorities into a panic about what to do next. At once disturbing and oddly amusing, Nagisa Ôshima’s constantly surprising film is a startlingly subversive and surreal political statement.

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Death by Hanging
Directed by Nagisa Ôshima

Awards & Festivals

Festival de Cannes

1969 | Quinzaine des Réalisateurs

Kinema Junpo Awards

1969 | Winner: Best Screenplay

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