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Japanese Summer: Double Suicide

Nagisa Oshima

 
  • Japan
  • 1967
  • 99 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 2.35:1
  • Japanese
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A sex-obsessed young woman, a suicidal man she meets on the street, a gun-crazy wannabe gangster—these are just three of the irrational, oddball anarchists trapped in an underground hideaway in Oshima’s devilish, absurdist portrait of what he deemed the death drive in Japanese youth culture.

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Film Essays

Eclipse Series 21: Oshima’s Outlaw Sixties

By Michael Koresky May 20, 2010

DRIVEN TO DESTRUCTION Nagisa Oshima was a destructive force in Japanese cinema—and he wouldn’t have had it any other way. Intent on exploding taboos and jabbing the eye of the status quo, he . . . Read more »