Japanese Film Festival Singapore | September 1 to 18 2016 | National Museum
 
 
EIGHT HOURS OF FEAR 
Screening

(c)1957 Nikkatsu

4 Sep Sun - 7:30pm
free admission

SUZUKI SEIJUN | 1957 | 77 min | English subtitles | PGATSU CENTENNIAL

When their train is trapped by a landslide, passengers - including a murderer escorted by police officers - pile into a bus to proceed through the rugged countryside. Meanwhile, two bank robbers are loose in the vicinity. As the travellers' journey continues, the danger mounts and tempers begin to fray. Bizarre camera movements and compositions provide a glimpse of the experimentation that took over in director Suzuki's later films, but Eight Hours of Fear (1957) stands on its own as a gripping, eccentric adventure yarn.

 

 

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