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Double Suicide

  • Film

Time Out says

Shinoda's interesting film is a generally faithful adaptation of a play by Chikamatsu, preserving all the theatrical conventions of the puppet theatre original, and even trumping that level of artifice with bizarre devices of his own: eccentric framing, ultra-formal compositions, and a very stylised use of black-and-white. The trouble is that the very simple plot (a married man's fateful love for a courtesan) sometimes gets lost amid all the stylistic bustle: the formal beauty comes dangerously close to sheer formalism, and the 'fantastic' elements risk degenerating into Fellini-esque excess.
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Release Details

  • Duration:106 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Masahiro Shinoda
  • Screenwriter:Taeko Tomioka, Masahiro Shinoda, Toru Takemitsu
  • Cast:
    • Kichiemon Nakamura
    • Shima Iwashita
    • Hosei Komatsu
    • Yusuke Takita
    • Kamatari Fujiwara
    • Yoshi Kato
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