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Coup d'Etat (1973)

Kaigenrei (original title)
Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, History | 7 July 1973 (Japan)
A freestyle biopic of Ikki Kita, the ultranationalist intellectual whose ideas inspired the failed military coup in 1936.

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Yoshishige Yoshida (as Kiju Yoshida)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rentarô Mikuni ... Kazuki Kitamura / Ikki Kita
Yasuo Miyake Yasuo Miyake ... Young soldier
Akiko Kurano Akiko Kurano ... Soldier's wife
Tadahiko Sugano Tadahiko Sugano ... Nishida
Masako Yagi Masako Yagi ... Heigo's sister
Yasuyo Matsumura Yasuyo Matsumura ... Suzu, Kazuki's wife
Kei Iinuma Kei Iinuma ... Iwasa
Masao Imafuku
Kazunaga Tsuji Kazunaga Tsuji ... Heigo Asahi
Taketoshi Naitô Taketoshi Naitô ... Army officer
Kazunori Miyazaki Kazunori Miyazaki
Katsuya Kobayashi Katsuya Kobayashi
Hatsuo Itô Hatsuo Itô
Shôzô Nanbu Shôzô Nanbu
Yasuhiko Shima Yasuhiko Shima
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Ikka Kita is a revolutionary, who suffers when he is brought his younger brother's clothes, still smeared with his blood. Ikka's brother followed the revoltionary's precept and acted, attempting on the life of a finantial group manager and then, unable to escape, killing himself. Now, Ikka is more determined than ever to take his own teachings to the ultimate end, the «coup d'etat». Written by Artemis-9

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Official submission of Japan for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 46th Academy Awards in 1974. See more »

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Japanese Radicalism, Part Three
9 May 2017 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

A freestyle biopic of Ikki Kita (1883-1937), the ultranationalist intellectual whose ideas inspired the failed military coup in 1936.

This was Japan's submission to the 46th Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film but it was not accepted as a nominee. A shame, really, but it is a small slot that these films have to fight to get into.

Although I cannot say I am crazy about this film, I will say that I have to appreciate that this one, as well as "Eros", bring to life historic figures in Japan. For whatever reason, Japanese history is not really well-known in America. Or at least it was never taught to me. Aside from their role in World War II, I had no idea about the political history of the country beyond broad ideas. This sort of makes me more interested in the culture.


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