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A.k.a.
Vengeance Is Mine
Year
1979
Runtime
140 min.
Director
Shôhei Imamura
Genres
Crime, Drama
Rating *
7.9
Votes *
3,473
Checks
1,253
Favs
127
Dislikes
16
Favs/checks
10.1% (1:10)
Favs/dislikes
8:1
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  1. Unit 731's avatar

    Unit 731

    Interesting study on the psyche of a serial killer and exploration of the darker side of Japanese society.
    Great character development, two really vicious killings and rich back-story but as a whole the movie felt a bit bloated and it didn't resonate as well as I expected.
    6 years 11 months ago
  2. Life as Fiction's avatar

    Life as Fiction

    This is Shohei Imamura's Vengeance is Mine. 11 years 4 months ago
  3. Windill's avatar

    Windill

    An excellent movie, made with great art, although the constant mistreatment of women is a bit annoying. 2 years 1 month ago
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  1. This movie ranks #17 in Eureka!'s The Masters of Cinema Series
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  2. This movie ranks #34 in Kinema Junpo's Top 200 Japanese Films
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  3. This movie ranks #82 in BIFF's Asian Cinema 100
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  4. This movie ranks #135 in Tom Vick's Asian Cinema: A Field Guide
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  5. This movie ranks #254 in Harvard's Suggested Film Viewing: Narrative Films
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  6. This movie ranks #320 in Roger Ebert's Great Movies
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  7. This movie ranks #335 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  8. This movie ranks #409 in The Criterion Collection
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  9. This movie ranks #735 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Films of All Time
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  10. This movie ranks #831 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
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