Hatsukoi Jigokuhen

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Hatsukoi Jigokuhen (Nanami, The Inferno of First Love)
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Poster to the film, Nanami, The Inferno of First Love
Directed by Susumu Hani
Produced by Tomoji Fujii
Satoshi Fuji
Written by Susumu Hani
Shūji Terayama
Starring Haruo Asanu
Kuniko Ishii
Music by Tōru Takemitsu
Akio Yashiro
Cinematography Yuji Okumura
Edited by Susumu Hani
Distributed by Art Theatre Guild
Release dates
May 25, 1968
Running time
108 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Hatsukoi Jigokuhen (初恋・地獄篇) is a 1968 film directed by Susumu Hani and co-scripted by him with Shūji Terayama. It is one of Hani's best known works. In the West, it is known as Nanami, The Inferno of First Love or as Nanami, First Love. The movie focuses on the pain of emerging from adolescence. The film was nominated for the Golden Bear award at the 18th Berlin International Film Festival in 1968.[1] Many film scholars consider this work to be one of Hani's major achievements, while others judge the film to be commercial and exploitive.[2]

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  1. ^ "Awards for Hatsukoi: Jigoku-hen". IMDb. Retrieved 2007-06-23. 
  2. ^ Desser, David (1985). "The Inferno of First Love (Hatsukoi Jigoku-Hen". In Frank N. Magill. Magill's Survey of Cinema: Foreign Language Films; Volume 3. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Salem Press. p. 1480. ISBN 0-89356-247-5. 

Sources[edit]

  • Buehrer, Beverley (1990). "Nanami-- The Inferno of First Love (1968) Hatsukoi jigokuhen". Japanese Films: A Filmography and Commentary, 1921-1989. Jefferson, North Carolina, and London: McFarland. pp. 195–197. ISBN 0-89950-458-2. 
  • Desser, David (1985). "The Inferno of First Love (Hatsukoi Jigoku-Hen)". In Frank N. Magill. Magill's Survey of Cinema: Foreign Language Films; Volume 3. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Salem Press. pp. 1480–1485. ISBN 0-89356-247-5. 

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