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Diamonds by the Decade: The Best of CJS 75th Anniversary Film Series | Death By Hanging

1960s: Death By Hanging (118 min., 1968)
Thursday, December 1, 2022
7:15-9:15 PM
Off Campus Location
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Genius provocateur Nagisa Oshima, an influential figure in the Japanese New Wave of the 1960s, made one of his most startling political statements with the compelling pitch-black satire Death by Hanging. In this macabre farce, a Korean man is sentenced to death in Japan but survives his execution, sending the authorities into a panic about what to do next. At once disturbing and oddly amusing, Oshima’s constantly surprising film is a subversive and surreal indictment of both capital punishment and the treatment of Korean immigrants in his country. Look for former CJS guest Adachi Masao playing the role of a cop.

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If there is anything we can do to make this event accessible to you, please contact us. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the university to arrange.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: State Theatre, Ann Arbor
Event Type: Film Screening
Tags: Asia, Film, Film Series, japan, Japanese Studies
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Center for Japanese Studies, International Institute, Asian Languages and Cultures