The Mansion of the Ghost Cat

The Mansion of the Ghost Cat
  • Friday 27.5. 20:00 Uhr German Film Museum
    (Tickets only available at the German Film Museum)
  • 亡霊怪猫屋敷
    Borei kaibyo yashiki
  • Japan 1958, 35mm, 69 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • Director: Nobuo NAKAGAWA
  • Script: Yoshihiro ISHIKAWA, Jiro FUJISHIMA nach einem Roman by Sotoo TACHIBANA
  • Production: Shintoho
  • Camera: Tadashi NISHIMOTO
  • Cast: Toshio HOSOKAWA, Yuriko EJIMA, Ryuzaburo NAKAMURA, Fujie SATSUKI, Noriko KITAZAWA
  • Rights: International Television Films
  • Film copy: Japan Foundation
  • With an introduction by Sebastian Lauritz

A doctor and his wife must face a vengeful ghost and an old curse that is tied to their house. NAKAGAWA’s use of both stark black-and-white imagery and gorgeous color photography shows his masterful ability to create suspense and atmosphere. He would follow up with two milestones of Japanese horror cinema: THE GHOST OF YOTSUYA and JIGOKU.

In cooperation with the Japan Foundation Tokyo and the Japanisches Kulturinstitut Köln


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