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Japanese Summer: Double Suicide

Muri shinju: Nihon no natsu

Directed by Nagisa Ôshima
Japan, 1967


A sex-obsessed young woman, a suicidal young man she meets on the street, a gun-crazy wannabe gangster—these are just three of the irrational, oddball anarchists trapped in an underground hideaway in Oshima’s devilish, absurdist film.

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Japanese Summer: Double Suicide Directed by Nagisa Ôshima

Critics reviews

Blending the political zeal of Godard’s Dziga-Vertov Group with the freewheeling, pop-art sensibility of that director’s earlier work, Oshima envisioned the modern art film as a direct provocation to the culture at large.
March 05, 2009
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