Tag Archives: Atsuo Nakamura

Nagisa Ôshima – Gishiki AKA The Ceremony (1971)

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The film takes place in postwar Japan, following a Japanese clan through their wedding and funeral ceremonies, and the lengths the family goes to preserve their traditions in spite of the damage it causes to the younger generations. Read More »

Kazuo Ikehiro – Mushukunin Mikogami no Jôkichi: Kiba wa hikisaita AKA Mikogami Trilogy I: The Trail of Blood (1972)



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Can a sinful man change and find peace? It’s unlikely in gang-plagued Japan. Jokichi of Mikogami, a drifter (and hired sword), goes straight after protecting a woman in distress: they marry, have a son, and Jokichi pursues his father’s craft. After three years, the gangs he embarrassed when he saved his wife find the family and leave Jokichi in grief, vowing revenge.
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