Hakuchu no torima (The Daylight Demon) (Violence at High Noon)
Hakuchu no torima (The Daylight Demon) (Violence at High Noon) (1966)

The unstable social milieu of postwar Japan is brought into play in Violence at Noon. Two young women, whose lives are far from blissful, are raped by an equally disenfranchised assailant. Director Nagisa Oshima seems to argue that it is… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 18, 2010
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sean Axmaker
Seanax.com

The film jumps back and forth in time, trades narrators and fragments the narrative in rapid cuts.

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Anton Bitel
Film4

It might almost be a melodrama, save for all the political allegory, as Oshima asks how a seemingly civilised society can create and knowingly harbour a monster within.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's a seminal but disturbing film of contemporary Japanese cinema.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Eric Broome
I've been grinding through the Nagisa Oshima catalog for the past year or so, and "Violence at High Noon" was the last of his major films that I… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "Violence at Noon," Shino(Saeda Kawaguchi), a maid, is attacked and raped by Eisuke(Kei Sato) who is from her home village and… More
G S
Complex story about love, lonliness, lust, and death. Fairly competent performances, but would've benefitted from better performances. Interesting,… More