Vengeance Is Mine

Vengeance Is Mine

Director: Shohei Imamura, Imamura Shohei Cast: Ken Ogata, Rentaro Mikuni


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Vengeance Is Mine

A gut-wrenching, violent psychological crime drama from start to finish, this award-winning film by noted Japanese director Shohei Imamura is based on a true story. Iwao Enokizu (Ken Ogata) is a murderous sociopath who kills two money lenders in a gory opening scene. Then flashbacks are interspersed with Enokizu's flight across Japan as his miserable childhood and the development of his malevolent, anti-social behavior are portrayed. Vicious and sexually aggressive, Enokizu's rage simmers during an earlier stay in prison as he imagines his wife is bedding down his father. Once on the run from the police, his aberrant sexual life and violent nature are further revealed in a series of gripping events.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/26/2014
UPC: 0715515124010
Original Release: 1979
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion
Region Code: A
Time: 2:20:00
Sales rank: 14,253

Special Features

Audio commentary from 2005 featuring critic Tony Rayns; Excerpts from a 1999 interview with Director Shohei Imamura, Produced by the Directors Guild of Japan; Trailer and teaser; Plus: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Michael Atkinson, a 1994 interview with Imamura by filmmaker Toichi Nakata, and writings by Iamamura on Vengeance Is Mine and his approach to directing

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ken Ogata Iwao Enokizu
Rentaro Mikuni Shizuo Enokizu
Chocho Miyako Kayo Enokizu
Mitsuko Baisho Kazuko Enokizu
Mayumi Ogawa Haru Asano
Nijiko Kiyokawa Hisano Asano

Technical Credits
Shohei Imamura Director
Imamura Shohei Director
Satani Akino Production Designer
Shinsaku Himeda Cinematographer
Fujikura Hiroshi Executive Producer
Shinichiro Ikebe Score Composer
Shunsaku Ikehata Screenwriter
Inoue Kazuo Producer
Uraoka Keiichi Editor
Bab Masaru Screenwriter
Ikebe Shinichiro Score Composer
Himeda Shinsaku Cinematographer
Keiichi Uraoka Editor

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