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A.k.a.
A Fugitive from the Past
Year
1965
Runtime
183 min.
Director
Tomu Uchida
Genres
Crime, Drama, Mystery
Rating *
8.0
Votes *
421
Checks
191
Favs
36
Dislikes
0
Favs/checks
18.8% (1:5)
Favs/dislikes
36:0
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  1. elcid's avatar

    elcid

    A fugitive from the past is a good title but also the original Japanese one: Straight of Hunger. Anyway a masterpiece of Japanese film history. 1 year ago
  2. idjutt's avatar

    idjutt

    I was a bit sceptical to watch this three hour long noir at first, but got convinced quite early on. Good story, good actors, an experimental score by Tomita Isao and the eerieness of Tohoku all made this a very pleasant surprise. Uchida Tomu, you now have a new fan. 5 years 11 months ago
  3. Unit 731's avatar

    Unit 731

    Resembled The Castle of Sand and Vengeance Is Mine greatly, I would guess this film served as an influence on both of them. Anyways, I though this was pretty decent piece, really enjoyed the serious buddhist undertones, eerie score and the acting (especially Mikuni). The ending was fantastic.

    However, I did find the three hour runtime to be a bit of a stretch, the police procedural in the third act was very unconvincing and there was just too much exposition. I guess the whole 'whodunit' genre really isn't for me, even though I fucking love mysteries.
    Still, it was much more fun to spend a saturday night watching this instead of attending my weekly book burning.
    4 years 5 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #16 in Kinema Junpo Top Japanese Films
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