Pressure Of Guilt

  • 1964
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Crime

Nakadai is having an affair with Otoba, the wife of his law partner, Kobayashi. One night during an argument, Nakadai kills his lover. Terrified, he leaves her house before making sure she is really dead. Later, wracked with guilt, he decides to confess to the strangulation; but before he can, a well-known burglar is arrested for the killing. After days...read more

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Nakadai is having an affair with Otoba, the wife of his law partner, Kobayashi. One night during an argument, Nakadai kills his lover. Terrified, he leaves her house before making sure she is really dead. Later, wracked with guilt, he decides to confess to the strangulation; but before he

can, a well-known burglar is arrested for the killing. After days of interrogation, the burglar confesses and is sentenced to death. Afraid that an innocent man will be put to death, Nakadai decides to turn himself in. Before he does so, however, he is presented with evidence that, although he

tried to kill his lover, she survived--only to be killed by the burglar. This evidence is made public, and the disgraced Nakadai commits suicide. An intriguing study of Japanese honor and of the self-inflicted penalty for losing face in Japanese society.

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