A young girl in a conservative Christian boarding school grows tired of the monotony and abuse she suffers on a daily basis and begins planning something truly shocking.
Also Known As:
Coup D'Etat or the Rebellion of Young Ellen
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Ellen and the other students' climactic resistance against the police and S.W.A.T. teams was inspired by the Japanese defense of Okinawa at the Battle of Okinawa in World War II. Like in the battle, there are three factions: Ellen and the rebellion's leadership who wants to fight to the death, the innocent students caught in the crossfire who just want to surrender and law enforcement. Like the Okinawans themselves, a number of students, rather than be tortured and brutalized by the police, choose to commit suicide. The movie Gekido no showashi: Okinawa kessen
(1971) is a favorite film of J.L. Carrozza's. See more