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Gokushiteki erosu: Renka 1974 (1974)

In this uncomfortably intimate film, documentary filmmaker Kazuo Hara visits his ex-girlfriend Miyuki and records her new relationships.

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Kazuo Hara ...
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Miyuki Takeda ...
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Sachiko Kobayashi ...
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In 1972, Miyuki tells her ex-lover Kazuo that she's going to Okinawa with their son. Kazuo decides to film her. He narrates his visits to her there: first while her flatmate is Sugako, a woman Miyuki is attracted to; then, while she works at a bar and is with Paul, an African-American soldier. Once, Kazuo brings his girlfriend, Sachiko. We see Miyuki with her son, with other bar girls, and with Sachiko. Miyuki, pregnant, returns to Tokyo and delivers a mixed-race child on her own with Kazuo and Sachiko filming. She joins a women's commune, talks about possibilities, enjoys motherhood, and is uninterested in a traditional family. Does the filmmaker have a point of view? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Eros extremo y privado - Canción de amor  »

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best nouvelle vague of the world
25 August 2006 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

inspiring documentary that shows one of a kind Japanese woman. featuring an alternative side of early seventies in japan this movie reveals the beginning of cultural and sexual new conflict of modern Asia. director follow his ex for three years or so through the islands. see her bisexual and interracial relationships with a neutral acceptance and even cries showing a fragility rare in Japanese manhood. walk around contacting dancers, strippers and bar girls of Okinawa. take the risk of putting his new wife in contact with the intelligent, brilliant, helpful former wife. and shows an out of focus amazing scene of baby being born without any help. beautiful, subtle, honest and strong. and the director was one of the kids on National Kid TV series! fantastic...


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