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Portrait of Hell

1969 Rated NR 1hr 31m

Armed with a talent that's startlingly pure, Korean painter Yoshihide (Tatsuya Nakadai) can't bring himself to paint a falsehood. So when cruel megalomaniac Lord Hosokawa commissions him to create a depiction of paradise to reflect the nobleman's glory, Yoshihide warns him that all he's likely to produce is a portrait of hell. This nightmarish drama is based on a short story by author Ryunosuke Akutagawa, who also penned the film's screenplay.

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Movie Details

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

Full Screen 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

Japanese: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access.