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Double Suicide1969

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Many films have drawn from classic Japanese theatrical forms, but none with such shocking cinematic effect as director Masahiro Shinoda's DOUBLE SUICIDE. In this striking adaptation of a Bunraku puppet play (featuring the music of famed composer Toru Takemitsu), a paper merchant sacrifices family, fortune and ultimately life for his erotic obsession with a prostitute.

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This is in effect an avant-garde stage play even though it occasionally moves from it's sets to real environs. The acting borders on hysteria but may be indicative of Japanese sentimentality and emotional excess and the romance of suicide.Spectral figures are always present and directive of the action. A very eerie yet effective play.

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This is in effect an avant-garde stage play even though it occasionally moves from it's sets to real environs. The acting borders on hysteria but may be indicative of Japanese sentimentality and emotional excess and the romance of suicide.Spectral figures are always present and directive of the action. A very eerie yet effective play.

2 members like this review