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Ningen Johatsu (A Man Vanishes) Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 28, 2012
Messy experimental pic that starts out as a documentary but changes to fiction.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Ronnie Scheib
November 19, 2012
The explosively provocative film progressively and aggressively blurs distinctions between documentary and fiction.
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
November 16, 2012
A part-fact, part-fiction narrative that challenges the very notion of whether true documentary can even exist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Eric Monder
Film Journal International
November 15, 2012
Even for those who have seen the kind of productions since inspired by this daring experiment, A Man Vanishes should not be missed-or forgotten.
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
November 14, 2012
Seemingly banal in its conceit, wildly startling in its execution, it tracks a film crew that, like a detective squad, investigates what became of an ordinary man.
| Original Score: 4/5
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David Fear
Time Out
November 13, 2012
Remains a primo example that cinema actually traffics in truthiness 24 frames per second.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine
November 12, 2012
The earthiest of Japanese New Wave directors, Shohei Imamura goes fascinatingly meta in this 1967 hybrid of investigative tract and ruminative experiment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Anton Bitel
Little White Lies
October 21, 2011
Here truth is presented as a series of clashing, circular stories, both multi-faceted and theatricalised, while the film's real subject remains forever hidden.
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