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82 Ratings

Secrets Behind the Wall

Kabe no Naka no Himegoto | 壁の中の秘事

Directed by Kôji Wakamatsu
Japan, 1965


In a housing complex, a college prep student is spying on his neighbor, a former peace activist, who now leads an ordinary life as a housewife, having a secret affair with an ex-lover.

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Secrets Behind the Wall Directed by Kôji Wakamatsu

Critics reviews

Sexuality, voyeurism and revolutionary politics are here deployed as allegorical elements but also function as eminently narrative tropes, incarnating the characters’ dilemmas and tribulations.
October 19, 2016
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