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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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Mono

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Black and White | Color (some sequences)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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A violent, anarchist film about lost ideals.
21 April 2001 | by libertyvalanceSee all my reviews

Koji Wakamatsu's treatment of this story is, compared to big budget filming, what guerilla warfare is to a full blown World War. Imagine seeing a hysterical comedy about idealistic terrorists betrayed by their leaders as written by Jean-Luc Godard, produced by David Lynch and directed by Gregg Araki: that gets you somewhere in the neighbourhood of what this picture is like. Untroubled by storytelling conventions Wakamatsu lets the thin thread that holds all scenes more or less together snap halfway through the film. His scenes of bloodcurdling violence are thrown at you with the gusto of a rabid modern painter. Visually brilliant and wonderfully over the top with some poignantly funny touches, this ranks as one of the most enthralling political nightmares ever printed on celluloid.


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