The empire’s use of rituals as hollow gestures forms the core of Oshima’s critique of postwar Japan; you get the sense that the director wasn’t just disillusioned by the nation’s rampant corruption, he was clinically depressed over it.
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|Cross street:||between Fifth and Sixth Aves|
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