Athens International Film Festival

Intentions of Murder

Faithful wife, obedient daughter-in-law and loving mother, Sadako is content with her destiny, no matter what the future might bring, like the traditional Japanese woman that she is. Until one day, she is assaulted by an unknown perpetrator in the privacy of her own home.

Faithful wife, obedient daughter-in-law and loving mother, Sadako is content with her destiny, no matter what the future might bring, like the traditional Japanese woman that she is. Until one day, she is assaulted by an unknown perpetrator in the privacy of her own home. The return of the rapist, who confesses his love for her, will mark the beginning of a bizarre relationship where initial thoughts of suicide give way to a new and improved perspective on her own life. Solidifying Imamura’s reputation as a relentless observer of human nature, “Intentions of Murder” tells the unorthodox story of a woman’s sudden awakening through brutally erotic mise-en-scène, sexually suggestive flashbacks and frenzied dream sequences. Refusing to turn his heroine into a victim, Imamura masterfully combines a documentary-like approach with expressionistic influences in order to depict one woman’s liberation from centuries of patriarchal oppression in a thoroughly unorthodox portrait. Th.P.

Original title: Akai Satsui

Σκηνοθεσία / Director: Shôhei Imamura

Σενάριο / Screenwriter: Keiji Hasabe, Shôhei Imamura

Φωτογραφία / DoP: Shinsaku Himeda

Μουσική / Music: Toshiro Mayuzumi

Μοντάζ / Editor: Mutsuo Tanji

Ηθοποιοί / Principal Cast: Masumi Harukawa, Kô Nishimura, Shigeru Tsuyuguchi, Yûko Kusunoki

Ιαπωνία / Japan

1964

Ασπρόμαυρο / B&W

150'

Ιαπωνικά / Japanese

* Screened on September 20th and September 28th



    Publication date: 2012-08-21 19:32:35

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