VENGEANCE IS MINE (Shohei Imamura, 1979)

Shohei Imamura’s Fukushû suruwa wareniari begins with the police transport to headquarters of captured serial killer Iwao Enokizu, based on Akira Nishiguchi. Enokizu, 37, disdainfully laments that his imminent appointment with a noose will rob him of the accompanying 55-year-old officer’s longevity. The scene inside the car, with its five occupants, is lean and sparse, […]