Nihon no Yoru to Kiri (Night and Fog in Japan)
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Nihon no Yoru to Kiri (Night and Fog in Japan)
Widely regarded as the most personal of director Nagisa Oshima's three 1960 films, Night and Fog in Japan centers around a gathering of former student activists, all of which protested the signing of the U.S.-Japan Security Treaty. Preferring to let go of the past, the old protestors had regrouped for a mutual friend's marriage, and maintained a peaceful atmosphere until the last of their old companions arrives and immediately begins hurling accusations. Now a fugitive, the party crasher denounces the party as a charade and claims that those in attendance betrayed their own ideals in… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Though well-versed in the leftist movement in Japan, it failed to entice me to care about its problems."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The title is Resnais's, Nagisa Oshima brings its sense of the inescapability of the past to a generation's aborted revolution"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"In Oshima's bitter political melodrama, the wedding between an unexamined past and a blind present turns out to be a sham."
‑ Anton Bitel, Film4
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