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Ecstasy of the Angels (1972)

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

Director:

Kôji Wakamatsu

Writer:

Masao Adachi (screenplay) (as Izuru Deguchi)
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Cast

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

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

June 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Orgasm of Angels See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$585
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Mono

Color:

Black and White | Color (some sequences)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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A B movie in both genre and quality
24 August 2001 | by peter-209See all my reviews

The film is a dated, incoherent, and pretentious rambling about fictional revolutionary, or rather quasi-revolutionary, terrorist group(s) in Tokyo in the sixties. Although there may be some resemblance to early Godard, Wakamatsu seems to be much less accomplished thinker, revolutionary, or craftsman than the French master of the New Wave. Notwithstanding the typically Asian overacting, all the persons in the "plot" act as detached mechanical puppets (perhaps intentionally?). They are not good in making either revolution or love. The frequent sex scenes were quite irritating not only because the participants recited quasi-political slogans, but also due to sometimes awkward choreography or cuts necessitated by the bizarre Japanese censorship law that does not allow a glimpse of pubic hair on the screen.

I wonder if the sign "WEAPON WEARHOUSE" on a weapon warehouse in the film is a joke for insiders or rather a testimony on the level of production values in this movie.


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