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The Strangling

Kousatsu

Directed by Kaneto Shindô
Japan, 1979
Drama

Synopsis

At the risk of greatly simplifying his career, Kaneto Shindo was probably a bit lost by 1979. His world renowned horror pictures like Onibaba and Kuroneko were already a decade gone. He hadn’t kept up with the output of the Japanese New Wave, but his career stayed afloat.

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The Strangling Directed by Kaneto Shindô

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1979 | 2 wins including: Best Actress (Pasinetti Award)

Awards of the Japanese Academy

1980 | Nominee: Best Screenplay