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Intentions of Murder

1964 Rated NR 2hr 30m

Shohei Imamura -- one of the progenitors of the Japanese new wave of filmmaking of the 1960s -- explores a favorite theme, the sensuality and resilience of women, is this tale of a downtrodden housewife's (Masumi Harukawa) unlikely path to independence. Using traditional narrative as well as his trademark flashbacks and dream sequences, Imamura paints a portrait of a woman who forges a relationship with her rapist to escape her current life.

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Movie Details

Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

Japanese: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access; conversation between Shohei Imamura and critic Tadao Sato about the film; interview with critic and historian Tony Rayns.