Jigoku (地獄/Hell) (1960)

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Synopsis

After the official announcement of the engagement of Shimizu (Shigeru Amachi), a young Tokyo theology student, and Yukiko (Utako Mitsuya), the daughter of his professor, Mr. Yajima (Torahiko Nakamura), the uninvited Tamura (Yôichi Numata) urges Shimizu to go home. While taking a side street at Shimizu’s request, Tamura hits and kills Kyoichi Shiga (Hiroshi Izumida), a leader of the Gondo gang. Kyoichi’s mother (Kiyoko Tsuji), who has witnessed the hit and run, vouches together with Yoko (Akiko Ono), his girlfriend, to avenge his death. 

But disaster strikes soon again for the guild-ridden Shimizu; his girlfriend dies in a car accident; his mother falls ill and he’s urged to return home, … . Not long after his arrival in Tenjoen the enigmatic and mysterious Tamura appears, pointing each and every person at their sinful existence. Once again disaster lurks right around the corner.

Awards

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Information

Release date: 30 July 1960
Production company: Shintoho Film Distribution Committee.
Producer: Mitsugu Ôkura.
Cast: Shigeru Amachi, Utako Mitsuya, Yôichi Numata, Hiroshi Hayashi, Jun Ôtomo, Akiko Yamashita, Kiyoko Tsuji, Fumiko Miyata, Akira Nakamura, Kimie Tokudaiji, Akiko Ono, Tomohiko Ôtani, Kôichi Miya, Sakutarô Yamakawa, Rei Ishikawa, Hiroshi Shingûji, Hiroshi Izumida, Yôzô Takamura, Yûzô Harumi, Katsuzô Kitamura, Eiichi Shinobu, Kazuki Nishi, Shinji Suzuki, Takashi Yamaguchi, Akira Katô, Minoru Miyake, Takamitsu Watanabe, Tatsuhiro Oka.
Screenwriter: Nobuo Nakagawa, Ichirô Miyagawa.
Director: Nobuo Nakagawa.
Assistant director: Keinosuke Tsuchiya
Cinematographer: Mamoru Morita
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Editor: Toshio Gotô
Music: Michiaki Watanabe
Sound department: Kihachiro Nakai
Production design: Shôsuke Sasane.
Art direction: Haruyasu Kurosawa
Art department: Minoru Ôtsuka.
101 minutes

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