Jigoku

Jigoku

Japan, 1960 , b&w.

Dir.: Nobuo Nakagawa. Scr.: Nobuo Nakagawa. Cin.: Mamoru Morita . Ed.: Toshio Gotô. Mus: Michiaki Watanabe. Cast: Shigeru Amachi, Utako Mitsuya, Yôichi Numata. Prod.: Shintoho Film Distribution Committee. Dur.: 101΄.

A seminal depiction of the afterlife in Hell which is equal parts thoughtful, trippy, and gory as, well, Hell. A group of sinners involved in interconnected tales of murder, revenge, deceit and adultery all meet at the Gates of Hell. Shiro Shimuzu is having a rough couple of days and feels guilty for every bad thing that happened to the people close to him, until he realizes that this awful feeling is his punishment.

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