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The Demon
(Kichiku)

by Yoshitarô NOMURA

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Sokichi and his wife Oume run a small printing business. One evening, Sokichi’s mistress turns up at their house with the three young children he fathered, demanding money before disappearing into the night…

By filming human cruelty with detachment, Nomura manages even more effectively not only to have us reflect on the subject, but also to direct one of his best films. Here the demon is a poignant and pathetic father, which is precisely what we find lastingly disconcerting. JB

  • Titre français
    L’Été du démon
  • Original title
    Kichiku
  • Titre international
    The Demon
  • Scénario
    Masato IDE, Seichô MATSUMOTO
  • Photo
    Takashi KAWAMATA
  • Montage
    Kazuo ÔTA
  • Musique
    Yasushi AKUTAGAWA
  • Interprétation
    Shima IWACHITA, Ken OGATA, Hiroki IWASE, Miyuki YOSHIZAWA, Jun ISHII
  • Production
    Shochiku Films Ltd.
  • Décors
    Noboru ISOZAKI
  • Support de projection
    35 mm
  • Sous-titrage
    VOSTF

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