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Vengeance Is Mine ( Fukushû suru wa ware ni ari) (1979)

Vengeance Is Mine
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Ken Ogata Ken Ogata
Iwao Enokizu
Rentaro Mikuni Rentaro Mikuni
Shizuo Enokizu
Chôchô Miyako Chôchô Miyako
Kayo Enokizu
Mitsuko Baisho Mitsuko Baisho
Kazuko Enokizu
Mayumi Ogawa Mayumi Ogawa
Haru Asano
Nijiko Kiyokawa Nijiko Kiyokawa
Hisano Asano
Taiji Tonoyama Taiji Tonoyama
Tanejirô Shibata
Gorô Tarumi Gorô Tarumi
Daihachi Baba


Written by (View all)
Masaru Baba Masaru Baba
(screenplay)
Ryûzô Saki Ryûzô Saki
(novel)


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4 years, 5 months ago at Sep 13 14:26
This is taken from my initial 2007 review of the Region 2 DVD for chud.com. The original formatting can be found here http://www.chud.com/13679/dvd-review-vengeance-is-mine-region-2/

Between October and December of 1963 a serial killer claimed five victims throughout Japan. These crimes would shock a nation and would ultimately inspire the book and subsequent film Vengeance is Mine.... read more
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Release date: 17 October 1979
Tags: Japan (5), 1970s (5), Serial Killer (4), Drama (4), Violence (3), Japanese (3), Police (3), Crime (3), Murder (3), Based On Novel (3), Sex (2), Flashback (2), Investigation (2), Christian (2), Female Nudity (2), 1979 (2), Based On A True Story (2), Sociopath (2), Father Son Relationship (2), Con Man (2)
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“This is taken from my initial 2007 review of the Region 2 DVD for chud.com. The original formatting can be found here http://www.chud.com/13679/dvd-review-vengeance-is-mine-region-2/

Between October and December of 1963 a serial killer claimed five victims throughout Japan. These crimes would shock a nation and would ultimately inspire the book and subsequent film Vengeance is Mine. Starting with the capture of the killer, Iwao Enokizu (Ken Ogata), the film delves into his family history in an attempt to understand what motivated his crimes.

Vengeance is Mine is a hard film to gauge, part social drama, part thriller, it is impossible to classify exactly what genre it fits into. Certainly there are the tropes of serial killer movies to be found in the film, witnesses ar” read more

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