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Violence at Noon While a serial rapist-killer terrorizes Tokyo, the only two women who know his identity — his wife and his first rape victim — maintain a...Violence at NoonForeign Language, DramaUnrated While a serial rapist-killer terrorizes Tokyo, the only two women who know his identity — his wife and his first rape victim — maintain a...1999-11-19
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Violence at Noon

Genre: Foreign Language, Drama; MPAA Rating: Unrated

While a serial rapist-killer terrorizes Tokyo, the only two women who know his identity — his wife and his first rape victim — maintain a mutual silence. Delving into the mystery of why, director Nagisa Oshima uses sudden flashbacks and provocative close-ups to uncover deep wells of guilt and shame. This new letterboxed edition restores Oshima’s masterful compositions—and the full impact of his bold stylization. Reel Goodies (0:08) The scene jumps from an excruciatingly methodical attack to a wrenching hanging, a juxtaposition whose significance is only gradually revealed. The Last Detail The always controversial Oshima outdid himself with his sexually graphic In the Realm of the Senses, which was widely banned during its 1976 release. A-