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still from Night and Fog in Japan (Nagisa Oshima, JP 1960)

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.

poster Night and Fog in Japan (Nagisa Oshima, JP 1960)
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.

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Director

Nagisa Oshima

Production year

1960

Country

JP

Original title

Nihon no yoru to kiri

Length

107 min.

Language

Japanese

Subtitles

ENG

Format

35mm

Part of

Shochiku 100

Yasujiro Ozu, Masaki Kobayashi, Takeshi Kitano: the masters of Japanese cinema. But did you know that their work was made possible by Shochiku? In 2022 Eye is marking over one hundred years of one of Japan’s oldest, and largest, film companies.

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still from Night and Fog in Japan (Nagisa Oshima, JP 1960)
still from Night and Fog in Japan (Nagisa Oshima, JP 1960)

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