NINGEN JôHATSU

V'07

NINGEN JôHATSU

Man Vanishes

Imamura Shôhei
Japan, 1967
130min,

NINGEN JôHATSU

Imamura Shôhei
Japan, 1967
, 130min,

Cast: 
Hayakawa Yoshie
Tsuyuguchi Shigeru
Hayakawa Sayo
Imamura Shôhei

Production: 
Imamura Production, Nihon Eiga Shinsha, Art Theatre Guild of Japan
World Sales: 
Distribution in Austria: 
16 mm/1:1,33/SW

A blurring of the distinction between fiction and reality forms the basis for a most memorable image of irrationality in <![CDATA[<i>]]>Ningen jôhatsu<![CDATA[</i>]]>. This film involves a real-life search for a missing man, Ôshima Tadashi, who had disappeared a year and a half earlier according to police records, leaving no trace. Tsuyuguchi Shigeru, a professional actor, and Yoshie, the missing mans fiancée, begin a search for Ôshima, followed every step of the way by Imamuras camera. (Imamura often uses hidden cameras and wireless microphones to assist in his effort to capture the reality of this event.)