Film still from Koshikei. Image courtesy of Oshima Productions.

Film still from Koshikei. Image courtesy of Oshima Productions.

Koshikei (Death by Hanging)

  • Sun 16 Dec 2018
  • 4—6:10PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • Free entry
  • Free entry tickets will be re-allocated to waiting customers five minutes after screening start time
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
  • Rated R16

In this macabre farce, a Korean man is sentenced to death in Japan but survives his execution, sending the authorities into a panic about what to do next.

Genius provocateur Nagisa Oshima, an influential figure in the Japanese New Wave of the 1960s, made one of his most startling political statements with the compelling pitch-black satire Death by Hanging. In this macabre farce, a Korean man is sentenced to death in Japan but survives his execution, sending the authorities into a panic about what to do next. At once disturbing and oddly amusing, Oshima’s constantly surprising film is a subversive and surreal indictment of both capital punishment and the treatment of Korean immigrants in his country.

JP, 1968, 117 min., Dir. Nagisa Oshima

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Film still from Koshikei. Image courtesy of Oshima Productions.

Film still from Koshikei. Image courtesy of Oshima Productions.

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