7.3/10
167
4 user 2 critic

Extreme Private Eros: Love Song 1974 (1974)

Gokushiteki erosu: Renka 1974 (original title)
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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A documentary following Kenzo Okuzaki, a 62-year-old WW2 veteran notorious for his protests against Emperor Hirohito, as he tries to expose the needless executions of two Japanese soldiers during the war.

Director: Kazuo Hara
Stars: Kenzo Okuzaki, Riichi Aikawa, Masaichi Hamaguchi
Goodbye CP (1972)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An intimate documentary about a group of people with cerebral palsy in Japan that confronts our preconceptions and prejudices about who they are, what they feel, and how they view their lives.

Director: Kazuo Hara
Stars: Hiroshi Yokota, Kôichi Yokozuka
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

An intimate portrait of the last years in the life of eccentric novelist Mitsuharu Inoue.

Director: Kazuo Hara
Stars: Mitsuharu Inoue, Hiroshi Noma, Jakuchô Setouchi
Junun (2015)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Musician Jonny Greenwood travels to Rajasthan, where he performs with a multitude of Indian musicians.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Stars: Ehtisham Khan Ajmeri, Gufran Ali, Shazib Ali
Huey (1968)
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Agnès Varda
Stars: H. Rap Brown, Stokely Carmichael, Eldridge Cleaver
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Yang Mingming
Stars: Yang Mingming, Guo Yue
Biography | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

"I'll look at you, but not at the camera. It could be a trap," whispers Jane Birkin shyly into Agnès Varda's ear at the start of JANE B. PAR AGNES V. The director of CLEO FROM 5 TO 7 and ... See full summary »

Director: Agnès Varda
Stars: Jane Birkin, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Philippe Léotard
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A documentary about actor/director Dennis Hopper, showing him at his home and studio putting together his film "The Last Movie."

Directors: L.M. Kit Carson, Lawrence Schiller
Stars: Dennis Hopper, L.M. Kit Carson, Lois Ursone
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A tale of an occidental merchant, Kaspar Almayer, whose dreams of riches for his beloved daughter, Nina, collapse under the weight of his own greed and prejudice.

Director: Chantal Akerman
Stars: Stanislas Merhar, Marc Barbé, Aurora Marion
Dream Work (2002)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A woman goes to bed, falls asleep, and begins to dream. This dream takes her to a landscape of light and shadow, evoked in a form only possible through classic cinematography. (From MUBI)

Director: Peter Tscherkassky
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Kazuo Hara
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Kazuo Hara
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Kazuo Hara ...
Himself
Miyuki Takeda ...
Herself / former lover of Hara
Sachiko Kobayashi ...
Herself
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 April 2010 (Argentina)  »

Also Known As:

Eros extremo y privado - Canción de amor  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Extreme Private Eros: Love Song 1974
6 January 2012 | by (Portland OR) – See all my reviews

I was fascinated by Kazuo Hara's THE EMPEROR'S NAKED ARMY MARCHES ON, so I thought I'd try of his earlier documentaries. In this one, he follows his ex-girlfriend Miyuki Takeda and their child to Okinawa where she bounces from a lesbian relationship to an interracial hetero relationship to a self-run day care facility and back to the mainland where she gives birth without medical assistance. Although Takeda is a fiercely independent, modernized woman and her relationship to the filmmaker provides some tense and compelling material, ultimately she's not nearly as engaging a subject as Okuzaki from NAKED ARMY. The most revealing aspects come from the interactions between Hara and Takeda, especially when he brings his new girlfriend into the picture! I also found the scenes of Takeda arguing with her nearly-silent girlfriend very interesting. However, there's a lot of "downtime" without much that's very compelling. The film is also plagued with technical problems... out-of-sync sound, a noisy camera, and the entire lengthy birth scene is out of focus (which Hara rightfully excuses because of his emotional state). This film might make a good companion piece to SHERMAN'S MARCH, although McElwee does a lot more to keep momentum going.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?