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Author: Bianca Briciu

Title: At the Frontier of the Skin

Subtitle: Rape and Body Politics in Imamura Shōhei's 1964 Intentions of Murder (Akai satsui)

Journal: U.S.-Japan Women's Journal: A Journal for the International Exchange of Gender Studies

Volume: -

Issue: 42

Year: August 2012

Pages: 84-106

ISSN: 1059-9770 – Find a Library: WordCat | eISSN: 2330-5029 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century | Asian History: Japanese History | Representations: Films / Akai Satsui


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Abstract: »The article critiques the 1964 film "Intentions of Murder (Akai satsui)," directed by Imamura Shōhei and starring Tsuguyuchi Shigeru. It discusses the film's portrayal of rape as a method to address the female body's status. The film's use of sexual violence to portray repressed female sexuality is discussed.« (Source: EBSCOhost)

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