In this loose adaptation of "Hamlet," illegitimate son Kôichi Nishi climbs to a high position within a Japanese corporation and marries the crippled daughter of company vice president Iwabuchi. At the reception, the wedding cake is a replica of their corporate headquarters, but an aspect of the design reminds the party of the hushed-up death of Nishi's father. It is then that Nishi unleashes his plan to avenge his father's death.

Streaming on : Criterion Channel

Attributes: Complex, Dark, Watch By Myself

Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, Foreign, Asian, Japanese, Classics

Release date: January 22, 1963

Runtime: 150 min

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