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Ecstasy of the Angels (1972)

Tenshi no kôkotsu (original title)
The movie focuses on the actions of a revolutionary movement.

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Credited cast:
Ken Yoshizawa ...
October
Rie Yokoyama ...
Friday
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Masao Adachi ...
The February Army #1
Michio Akiyama ...
Guitarist
Yosuke Akiyama
Yuki Aresa ...
Autumn
Tatsuhiko Honda ...
Monday
Susumu Iwabuchi ...
February
Gina Jinno ...
Girl
Gorô Kobata ...
The February Army #4
Shin'ichi Matsushima ...
September
Takeo Moriyama ...
Man
Seiichi Nakamura ...
Man
Tetsurô Nunokawa ...
The February Army #2
Tomoo Oh'izumi ...
Tuesday
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The movie focuses on the actions of a revolutionary movement.

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this, almost Godard like, movie so full of vitality......
14 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

I found I liked this a little less than I did when first seen on video a few years ago. Perhaps it just shows what effect 9/11 and subsequent worldwide terrorist activities have had on our psyche. This remains a well put together, exciting and amusing tale of confused young fighters (for they know not what) on the streets of Tokyo late 60's. The pace and style of Wakamatsu's film making is infectious but the pain of events and concerns for safety have made it much more difficult to be sympathetic to lost youth taking it out on innocent people. It's a shame because this, almost Godard like, movie so full of vitality, could inspire many to take up the making of movies but instead one is now frightened that the vulnerable might be encouraged in their cowardliness to take out others for a bit of glory. A sad reflection of the times we find ourselves in. Good film though!


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