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The Bad Sleep Well

The Bad Sleep Well

In this loose adaptation of "Hamlet," illegitimate son Kôichi Nishi climbs to a high position within a Japanese corporation and marries the crippled daughter of company vice president Iwabuchi. At the reception, the wedding cake is a replica of their corporate headquarters, but an aspect of the design reminds the party of the hushed-up death of Nishi's father. It is then that Nishi unleashes his plan to avenge his father's death.

Duration: 150 mins

Release: 1960

IMDb: 7.817

Tags: parent child relationship , film noir , corporate greed , shakespeare in modern dress , japanese noir