A Man Vanishes

Nov 02, 2007

Shohei Imamura, 1967, Japan, 35mm, 130 min

"An actor can become a real-life subject, and a real-life subject can become an actor"- Shohei Imamura In one of the most intricate collisions of narrative fiction and documentary, Imamura attempts to find one of the many Japanese who simply disappear in their overcrowded society. A man's fiancée searches for him, and a hidden camera records her life. She becomes enamored with a detective, who happens to be an actor in the film. A MAN VANISHES is a truly strange mixture of Imamura's fascinations with anthropology and voyeurism.

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