Seisheun No Satsujinsha (1977)

Run Time - 110 min.  |   Countries - Japan  |  
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Well-known actor Kazuhiko Hasegawa makes his first bow as a director in this film, which tells the story of Jun (Yutaka Mizutani), a young man who has endured an enormous amount of disappointment and frustration at the hands of his parents, despite their apparent love for him. Though they prevented him from going far with his schooling, they have set him up with a business (a snack bar) of his own. However, when they forbid him to have a serious affair with a girl who works for him, he goes somewhat berserk and knifes his father to death. His mother comes upon the bloody scene, and her confused and hysterical response is to try to kill him, but he kills her instead. Filled with remorse, he disposes of the bodies but cannot lay his guilt to rest.

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disillusionment, dysfunctional, family-disapproval, guilt, killing, love