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Directed by Toshio Matsumoto
Japan, 1971
Drama, Horror


Appearing at first like a standard samurai movie, this Japanese film is a tragic drama with overtones from Japan’s classic theaters: Kabuki and Noh. Indeed, the protagonist’s unwitting self-destruction resembles that of Oedipus in Greek drama.

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Directed by Toshio Matsumoto

Awards & Festivals

Festival de Cannes

1972 | Quinzaine des Réalisateurs

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