The Inugami Family – 1976

July 11, 2008
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1976, 146 min., 35mm. With live English subtitle projections. With Koji Ishizaka, Mieko Takamine and Yoko Shimada.  International Premiere.

To commemorate the death of Kon Ichikawa in February at the age of 92, JAPAN CUTS proudly presents the first-ever subtitled screening of Ichikawa’s The Inugami Family from 1976, a monumental mystery-thriller classic that has influenced numerous film directors in Japan. This tribute also includes his own remake of the film, Murder of the Inugami Clan from 2006, the final film in his prolific career.

When the wealthy Inugami patriarch dies leaving a huge estate, their lawyer hires detective Kindaichi as a series of mysterious murders befalls the family–from attempted drownings, poisonings, to beheadings. A web of deceit, adultery and greed is revealed as the family gathers for the reading of the will, and the race for the inheritance turns even deadlier. Based on the bestselling novel by Seishi Yokomizo, which has been made into three films and five TV series.

$11 general / $7 Japan Society members & seniors
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Part of JAPAN CUTS – Festival of New Japanese Film.
In conjunction with the Tribute to Kon Ichikawa.

  • Friday, July 11, 2008
  • 8:30 pm