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Death by Hanging


This sad tale, based on a true story of a Japanese-born Korean student who raped and killed two girls in 1958 and was then hanged in 1963 when he reached maturity, is turned by director [[Performer~P105229~Nagisa Oshima~nagisaoshima]] into a black farce reminiscent of the darkly satirical, anti-authoritarian films of [[Performer~P83516~Luis Buñuel~luisbuñuel]]. The film opens with the hanging of the criminal, but the noose fails to kill him. Instead he gets amnesia, and the executioners and officials...more