Vengeance Is Mine
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Based on the true story, 'Vengeance is Mine' is the story of Iwao Enokizu and his murderous rampage which sparked a 78-day nationwide manhunt. Enokizu is a day-laborer and smalltime con-artist who, after killing two of his co-workers, embarks on a psychopathic spree of rape and murder. Eluding the police and public, Japan's infamous "King of Criminals" passes himself off as a Kyoto University professor, only to become entangled with an innkeeper and her perverted mother.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"as messy as murder itself, Vengeance is Mine maps out the darker corners of a nation in transition and unwilling to confront its past directly."
‑ Anton Bitel, Eye for Film
"Quite literally, Imamura has created here a protagonist that's impossible to put easily to rest, and the ramifications of his examination reflect upon us all by showing how much we're willing to ignore to achieve piece of mind."
‑ Jeremy Heilman, MovieMartyr.com
"In Vengeance Is Mine, Imamura seeks to demarcate a position outside of all of the conventional Japanese identity, and so his viewpoint, like Enokizu, evades capture."
‑ Leo Goldsmith, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
"Gripping and haunting, it's a strikingly timeless film."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
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