Tag: Japanese New Wave

Death by Hanging [1968]: A Brilliant, Provocative Work of a Anti-Authoritarian

The way director Oshima satirizes the government officials may make viewers to accuse Oshima of treating them as farcical puppets rather than human characters. It is a tone, which may alienate a few, but I feel it’s the best way to observe the cogs of imperialist society, whose so-called ‘good intentions’ are just a hypocritical veil.

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Vengeance Is Mine [1979]: An Ominous Remainder of the Darkest Corners of Human Mind

The vision of chaotic evil and violent nihilism in “Vengeance is Mine” discomfits a viewer like no other film in the cinematic history. Iwao Enokizu isn’t condemned nor his murderous activities elevated to a myth, and even the society that created him isn’t bluntly blamed. What we gaze at is a pure, dark, subversive force that offers no meaning.