Addressing the collapse of idealism in postwar Japan, Oshima constructs a crime film among the former residents of a commune. Based on a true story from the 1950s, the director’s brilliant cinematography and spirited editing capture a serial rapist and murderer haunted by his past while tormenting those in the present. 1966, new 35mm print, 99 minutes.
Violence at Noon (Hakuchu no torima)
$8 ($6 Walker members and University of Minnesota students with ID)
Cinephile’s special: Receive tickets to 5 films for the price of 3 for $24 ($18). Please call the box office to purchase.