Night and Fog in Japan
Nagisa Oshima / JP, 1960 / 107 min.
Former comrades from the Communist youth movement ruthlessly settle scores with one another during the wedding of one of them. Oshima's radical, visually daring film was seen as subversive at the time.
Night and Fog in Japan is set during the wedding of two radical ‘comrades’, who during the 1950s had protested against the signing of the security and cooperation treaty between the US and Japan. The celebrations quickly degenerate into bitter recriminations about the ineffectiveness of Japanese left-wing activism in the ’50s.
Nihon no yoru to kiri
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