TABOU: Scenario, by Nagisa Oshima. Traduit du japonais par Nathalie Cazier et Katsuko Tsuchiya. Paris: Petite bibliotheque des Cahiers du Cinema, 2000, 144 pp., FFr69.

This is a bilingual edition (French and Japanese, printed back to back) of Nagisa Oshima’s scenario for the film “Gohatto,” which was released both in Japan and abroad earlier this year. The title refers to the penal codes that codified the actions of the Shinsengumi, that ad hoc army devoted to supporting the Tokugawa shogunate during the last days of the Edo era.

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