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絞死刑

Kōshikei

創造社, 日本アートシアターギルド 提携作品 ; 制作, 中島正幸, 山口卓治, 大島渚 ; 脚本, 深尾道典, 佐々木守, 田村孟 ; 監督, 大島渚
Sōzōsha, Nihon Āto Shiatā Girudo teikei sakuhin ; seisaku, Nakajima Masayuki, Yamaguchi Takuji, Ōshima Nagisa ; kyakuhon, Ōshima Nagisa, Fukao Michinori, Sasaki Mamoru, Tamura Tsutomu ; kantoku, Ōshima Nagisa
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
A Korean man is sentenced to death in Japan but survives his execution, sending the authorities into a panic about what to do next. At once disturbing and oddly amusing, Oshima's constantly surprising film is a subversive and surreal indictment of both capital punishment and the treatment of Korean immigrants in his country.
Director
Nagisa; Ōshima, Nagisa
Performers
Kei Sato, Fumio Watanabe, Hosei Komatsu, Rokko Toura, Toshiro Ishido, Masao Adachi, Masao Matsuda, Akiko Koyama, Yung-Do Yun.
Release Date
1968
Run Time
118 min.
Language
In Japanese, with optional subtitles in English
Rating
MPAA rating: Not rated
Notes
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1968.
  • Widescreen (1.85:1).
  • Trailer and additional information on the film available at the Criterion Collection website.
  • Special features: Yunbogi no nikki = Diary of Yunbogi (Nagisa Oshima's 1965 experimental short documentary); Tony Rayns (new interview with the Asian-film critic who discusses Death by Hanging and its continued social relevance); Trailer. Insert features an essay by critic Howard Hampton and a 1968 director's statement by Oshima.
  • Special features: ユンボギの日記 = Diary of Yunbogi (Nagisa Oshima's 1965 experiemental short documentary); Tony Rayns (new interview with the Asian-film critic who discusses Death by Hanging and its continued social relevance); Trailer. Insert features an essay by critic Howard Hampton and a 1968 director's statement by Oshima.
Variant Title
English title on container and disc label: Death by hanging
Related Title
Container of (work): Yunbogi no nikki (Motion picture)
Edition
DVD special edition
Series
The Criterion Collection
Criterion Collection
Series Statement
The Criterion collection ; 798
Criterion collection 798
ISBN
9781681431086, 1681431084
Credits
Cinematography, Yasuhiro Yoshioka ; production design, Jusho Toda ; music, Hikaru Hayashi ; editor, Sueko Shiraishi.
Published
[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2016]
Publisher no.
CC2583D The Criterion Collection
Related Resources
Film clip
Description
1 videodisc (118 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded-out insert.
DVD, NTSC, region 1 ; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation ; Dolby digital mono.
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