Jigoku (1960) - Rotten Tomatoes

Jigoku (1960)

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After a young theology student flees a hit-and-run accident, he is plagued by both his own guilt-ridden conscience and a mysterious, diabolical doppelgänger. But all possible escape routes lead straight to hell-literally!

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Critic Reviews for Jigoku

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

Shot mostly on bare studio sets with a lighting style even more theatrical than the acting, it feels like a weird piece of fringe theatre in three acts.

November 18, 2006 | Full Review…
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the film's bleak portrayal of sin and (maybe) redemption is easily adapted to any time, even if Nakagawa's particular version is unimaginable in any decade but the Sixties.

July 10, 2007 | Full Review…

[Director Nobou] Nakagawa dazzles with his stunningly erotic-grotesque visualization of his interpretation of the lower depths.

November 15, 2006 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Jigoku

Confusing. The hell part is interesting at the end, but sticking around long enough to get to it is a challenge. It is probably actually quite a good movie for its time, but very hard to follow. Or maybe I was just in the wrong frame of mind to watch it. Parts of it are quite kitschy and clever.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

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