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Punishment Room (1956)

Shokei no heya (original title)
Nothing less than a phenomenal, astonishing and pioneering film. This spectacle of an angry, ego-driven youth tormented by his own emotional impotence, low self-esteem and resentment towards his parents.

Director:

Kon Ichikawa

Writers:

Keiji Hasebe (screenplay), Keiji Hasebe | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hiroshi Kawaguchi Hiroshi Kawaguchi ... Katsumi Shimada
Keizô Kawasaki Keizô Kawasaki ... Takejima
Seiji Miyaguchi Seiji Miyaguchi ... Hanya, Katsumi's father
Ayako Wakao ... Akiko Aochi
Teruko Kishi Teruko Kishi ... Haru, Katsumi's mother
Nobuo Nakamura ... Professor
Yosuke Irie Yosuke Irie
Masayoshi Umewaka Masayoshi Umewaka
Masaya Tsukida Masaya Tsukida
Toshio Harumoto Toshio Harumoto
Kôichi Itô Kôichi Itô
Osamu Maruyama Osamu Maruyama
Nobuo Minamitaka Nobuo Minamitaka
Shizuo Chûjô Shizuo Chûjô
Eniko Seto Eniko Seto
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Storyline

Katsumi is a university student who has no respect for his hardworking parents, his professors, or even his friends. He helps one friend obtain a loan to finance a dance, by humiliating his father at the bank where he works. He drugs and rapes Akiko, one of the girls in his class. She becomes infatuated with him, even though he remains aloof. He enjoys goading a rival gang in the pool hall. Finally, when facing the gang, he goes too far in trying to prove his courage. Written by Will Gilbert

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

28 June 1956 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

El cuarto de los castigos See more »

Filming Locations:

Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Daiei Studios See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Referenced in Century of Cinema: 100 Years of Japanese Cinema (1995) See more »

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