• Japan
  • 1966
  • 98 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 2.35:1
  • Japanese
  •  

Violence at Noon concerns the odd circumstances surrounding a horrific murder and rape spree. In a twist, the film is as much about the two women who protect the violent man—his wife and a former victim—as it is about him. Containing more than two thousand cuts and a wealth of inventive widescreen compositions, this coolly fragmented character study is a mesmerizing investigation of criminality and social decay.

Cast

Shino ShinozakiSaeda Kawaguchi
Eisuke OyamadaKei Sato
Matsuko KouraAkiko Koyama
Genji HyugaRokko Toura
School directorTaiji Tonoyama
Inspector Haraguchi Fumio Watanabe
Shino’s grandmotherTeruko Kishi

Credits

DirectorNagisa Oshima
CinematographyAkira Takada
EditingKeiichi Uraoka
MusicHikaru Hayashi
ProducerMasayuki Nakajima
ScreenplayTsutomo Tamura
From the story byTaijun Takeda
Art directionJusho Toda

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