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Shinku Chitai


A fiercely independent thinker, director Satsuo Yamamoto's films questioned many of Japan's closely held postwar beliefs. Vacuum Zone is no exception. Just before the end of the war, Japanese soldier Kitani is released from prison, having served his term for theft. Told in flashback, viewers learn about Kitani's past and reasons behind his prison sentence. In love with a beautiful geisha, Kitani finds a wallet on the street and takes the money, thinking he will buy her freedom. The owner of the wallet...more