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A Page of Madness (Kurutta ippeiji) (1927)

Directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa. Cast: Ayako Iijima, Masuo Inoue, Yoshie Nakagawa, Hiroshi Nemoto. An eldery man works at odd jobs in the lunatic asylum in hopes of freeing his wife who is confined after having attempted to drown her baby son in a fit of madness many years ago. NOTE: This DVD is silent and without intertitles. 59 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
See also:
Gerow, Aaron Andrew A page of madness : cinema and modernity in 1920s Japan Ann Arbor : Center for Japanese Studies, the University of Michigan, 2008. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997.K895 G47 2008)
Goldberg, Ruth. "Demons in the family : tracking the Japanese "uncanny mother film" from A page of madness to Ringu." In: In: Planks of Reason: Essays on the Horror Film / edited by Barry Keith Grant. pp: 307-320. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1984. (Main Stack; Moffitt PN1995.9.H6.P56 1984)
Komatsu, Hirosh. "The Foundation of Modernism: Japanese Cinema in the Year 1927." Film History; 2005, Vol. 17 Issue 2/3, p363-375, 13p Full-text of this article / review is available:Berkeley users only
Petric, Vlada. "Page of Madness: Neglected Masterpiece of the Silent Cinema." Film Criticism, Fall83, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p86-107, 22p Full-text of this article / review is available:Berkeley users only

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