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291 Ratings

Heat Shimmer Theatre


Directed by Seijun Suzuki
Japan, 1981


Matsuzaki is a playwright in 1926 Tokyo supported by a wealthy patron. One evening, Matsuzaki crosses paths with a beautiful and mysterious woman, leading to an odyssey of infidelity and obsession…

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Heat Shimmer Theatre Directed by Seijun Suzuki

Awards & Festivals

Kinema Junpo Awards

1982 | 2 wins including: Best Supporting Actor

Awards of the Japanese Academy

1982 | Winner: Best Supporting Actor

1982 | 4 nominations including: Best Supporting Actress

Critics reviews

It’s a mind-bender from its opening images, which take an odd but mostly pedestrian meeting between a man and a woman and upends it with shots that reposition the static characters on the fly, or leave them in the same position but in new settings as if they were standing in front of a painted background on a roller.
August 10, 2017
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