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The Hunter’s Diary

Ryojin nikki,  猟人日記

Director NAKAHIRA Ko

Cast NAKAYA Noboru, TOGAWA Masako, KITAMURA Kazuo

1964, 123 min, English Subtitles

Misogynist and philanderer, HONDA Ichiro (NAKAYA Noboru), has an insatiable sexual appetite which is not being satisfied by his distant wife whom he only really sees on weekends. While he is away from Osaka for work, most of his time is spent living a double life in Tokyo, filling his nights with one after another sexual conquest, the details of which he meticulously records in his ‘hunter’s diary’. One day, he reads about the murder of a woman in the paper; she is one of his previous ‘preys’. A few days later, another such woman dies in mysterious circumstances. Suddenly, a string of women he has bedded start dropping like flies in a calculated killing spree, with Ichiro as the only suspect.

Adapting a novel written by TOGAWA Masako, who portrays the role of the deceived wife, silver screen master NAKAHIRA Ko (Plants from the Dune) directs this stylish suspense drama which we are happy to present in glorious 35mm format.

Past screenings