Death By Hanging

Nagisa Oshima (director, screenwriter)
Tsutomu Tamara, Mamoru Sasaki, Michinori Fukao (screenwriter)
Kei Sato, Fumio Watanabe, Toshio Ishido, Masao Adachi (starring)

Unknown: Unknown, Circa 1968. Draft script for the 1968 film.

A pitch black comedy about a man sentenced to death who survives his hanging, leading to a two-hour debate among his executioners over how best to handle the situation. Loosely based on a 1958 crime and execution, and a rare (for its time) discussion of the discrimination faced by ethnic Koreans in Japanese society.

Black titled wrappers. Title page present, rubber-stamped copy No. 035. Approximately 130 leaves, with last page of text numbered h-8. Mimeograph duplication, rectos and versos. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, with perfect binding.

Criterion Collection 798. Rosenbaum 1000. Vogel, Film as a Subversive Art.

[Book #147160]