Japanese Underground Cinema Program 3

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<i>Ryakusho Renzoku Shasatsuma (AKA Serial Killer)</i>. 1969. Japan. Directed by Masao Adachi, Susumu Iwabuchi, Masayuki Nonomura, Yutaka Yamazaki, Mamoru Sasaki, Masao Matsuda

Japanese Underground Cinema Program 3

Monday, January 7, 2013, 6:00 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
  • AKA Serial Killer

    1969. Japan. Directed by Masao Adachi, Susumu Iwabuchi, Masayuki Nonomura, Yutaka Yamazaki, Mamoru Sasaki, Masao Matsuda. A companion to Nagisa Oshima’s The Man Who Left His Will on Film, AKA Serial Killer documented the social upheaval and political oppression that roiled Japan in the 1960s. Director Adachi, screenwriter Sasaki and film critic Matsuda put fukeiron (landscape theory) into practice in their profile of nineteen-year-old serial killer Norio Nagayama. An indictment of media sensationalism, the film humanizes the young man by situating his crimes in the larger context of his environment. Courtesy Adachi Masao Screening Committee. In Japanese; English subtitles. 86 min.

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Image: Ryakusho Renzoku Shasatsuma (AKA Serial Killer). 1969. Japan. Directed by Masao Adachi, Susumu Iwabuchi, Masayuki Nonomura, Yutaka Yamazaki, Mamoru Sasaki, Masao Matsuda