The Incident

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The body of Sakai Hatsuko, a woman of 23 who has been slain with a knife, has been found in a forest. Some days later, Ueda Hiroshi, a 19-year-old shipyard worker, is arrested and charged with the murder. At Ueda's trial, a complex story unfolds. Directed by Yoshitaro Nomura, an expert in the suspense and mystery genre, "The Incident" is a study in unrestrained passion and jealousy. Nomura's other films include several acclaimed collaborations with suspense novelist Matsumoto Seicho, such as "Zero Focus", "The Shadow Within", "The Castle Of Sand", and "Suspicion".

  1. Yoshitaro Nomura


  2. Shohei Ooka


  3. Kaneto Shindō


Top Billed Cast

  1. Tetsurō Tamba

    Tetsurō Tamba

    Lawyer Kikuchi

  2. Keiko Matsuzaka

    Keiko Matsuzaka

    Hatsuko Sakai

  3. Shinobu Ōtake

    Shinobu Ōtake

    Yoshiko Sakai

  4. Toshiyuki Nagashima

    Toshiyuki Nagashima

    Hiroshi Ueda

  5. Tsunehiko Watase

    Tsunehiko Watase

    Takeshi Hanai

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The Incident
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Original Title 事件

Status Released

Release Information

  • December 14, 1978


Original Language Japanese

Runtime 2h 18m

Budget -

Revenue -



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