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Vengeance Is Mine 1979

  • October 17, 1979
  • 139 mins
  • Shōhei Imamura
  • Masaru Baba (screenplay)
  • Japan
  • Japanese
  • Crime, Drama
Living only for today — for pleasure. A killer who gets what he wants — including death.

A thief, a murderer, and a charming lady-killer, Iwao Enokizu (Ken Ogata) is on the run from the police. Director Shohei Imamura turns this fact-based story—about the seventy-eight-day killing spree of a remorseless man from a devoutly Catholic family—into a cold, perverse, and at times diabolically funny examination of the primitive coexisting with the modern. More than just a true-crime tale, Vengeance Is Mine bares humanity’s snarling id.


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