Art Theatre Guild

KAIDAN IKITEIRU KOHEIJI

Geistergeschichte Der Lebende Koheiji
Nakagawa Nobuo
Japan 1982
78min
V'03

A perfect example of restraint, nearly all the cuts in the film were shot using fixed camera angles. On top of that Takizawa Osamu, an old friend of Nakagawas, advised not to use too many long takes throughout the film. Beginning with the use of only three characters (and not a single black cat), the filmmaker imposed a variety of constraints on the film throughout its production. <i>Ikiteiru Koheiji</i> could easily be called an experiment in stoicism.
(Mori Takuya, in: «Art Theatre», No. 151)

Credits
  • Fujima Fumihiko - Kohata Koheiji
  • Miyashita Junko - Ochika
  • Ishibashi Shôji - Nako Takurô
Isoda Jimusho, Art Theatre Guild of Japan
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