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also known as Akai satsui

Intentions of Murder1964

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  • 4.0
Sadako, cursed by generations before her and neglected by her common-law husband, falls prey to a brutal home intruder. But rather than become a victim, she forges a path to her own awakening. This disturbing and pitiless evocation of domestic drudgery and sexual violence is also a fascinating, unsentimental account of one woman's determination. Filled with director Shohei Imamura's characteristic flashbacks and dream sequences, INTENTIONS OF MURDER is a gripping, audacious portrait of a woman coming into her own in a man's world.

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I should say something about a film I rate 5 stars. Imamura is a brilliant filmmaker, open minded and compassionate. This is a film demanding those qualities from the viewer. Few have them, but those that do will be richly rewarded.

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I should say something about a film I rate 5 stars. Imamura is a brilliant filmmaker, open minded and compassionate. This is a film demanding those qualities from the viewer. Few have them, but those that do will be richly rewarded.

1 member likes this review

This was a good looking film as well as a stunning yet terrifying journey in this young women's life I was with her all the time even though I was angry and terrified many Times over and yet it seems worth the journey from the final perspective of this film. The cinematography was very fine very noir I could go on but judge for yourselves, I recommend this film highly and I will watch it again. 2 thumbs up.