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Désirs meurtriers
(Akai Satsui)

by Shôhei IMAMURA

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After an assault by a burglar, housewife Sadako finds herself deeply conflicted, in Imamura’s psychologically arresting and sensuously shot portrait of fear and desire. In Masumi Harukawa’s earthy performance, Sadako vacillates between responding to a burglar’s advances and entertaining thoughts of murder, surrounded by questionable models of masculinity. Imamura’s film sticks with its fascinating protagonist instead of pathologizing her, and rolls out flashbacks, voiceover musings, and Imamura’s signature close-ups on human bodies grappling in struggle or lust.

  • Titre français
    Désirs meurtriers
  • Original title
    Akai Satsui
  • Titre international
    Intentions of Murder
  • Scénario
    Keiji Hasebe & Shohei Imamura
  • Adaptation
    d’après une histoire de Shiniji Fujiwara
  • Photo
    Sinsaku Himeda
  • Musique
    Toshiro Mayuzumi
  • Interprétation
    Masumi Harukawa, Ikuko Kusunoki, Ko Nishhimura, Haruo Hitoga, Shigeru Tsuyuguchi, Ranko Akagi, Yuko Kusunoki
  • Producteur délégué
    Masayuki Takagi
  • Ventes internationales
    Japan Foundation
  • Sous-titrage

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