Eros + Massacre (1969)

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Eros + Massacre (1969)
Erosu purasu gyakusatsu (original title)

In the 1920s, the anarchist revolutionary Sakae Osugi is financially supported by his wife, journalist Itsuko Masaoka. He spends his time doing nothing but philosophizing about political systems and free love and visiting with his lovers Yasuko and the earlier feminist Noe Ito. He conveniently defends three principles for a relationship between a man and a woman: they should be financially independent (despite the fact that he is not); they should live in different places; and they should be free to have sex with other people. In 1969, twenty-year-old student, Eiko Sokuta is sexually active with various men. Her friend, Wada, is obsessed with fire and they usually play odd games using a camera while they read about Osugi and Ito.
Japan
IMDb   7.7 /10
TheMovieDb    7.5 /10
RottenTomatoes
FilmAffinity   7.3 /10
Creators
Director Yoshishige Yoshida
Writer Masahiro Yamada
Writer Yoshishige Yoshida
Information
Release Date1970-03-13
Runtime3h 22min
GenreBiography, Drama
Content RatingNot Rated (Not Rated)
Awards
CompanyGendai Eigasha, Bungakuza
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese
Noe Itoas Noe Ito
Toshiyuki Hosokawa
Toshiyuki Hosokawa
Sakae Osugias Sakae Osugi
Itsuko Masaokaas Itsuko Masaoka
Akiko Hiragaas Akiko Hiraga
Jun Tsujias Jun Tsuji
Toshiko Ii
Toshiko Ii
Eiko Sokutaias Eiko Sokutai
Yoshihide Gotô
Yoshihide Gotô
Toshiko Inoue
Toshiko Inoue
Kikuo Kaneuchi
Kikuo Kaneuchi
Kyûzô Kawabe
Kyûzô Kawabe
Katsuya Kobayashi
Katsuya Kobayashi
Kazuko Kui
Kazuko Kui
Kinji Matsueda
Kinji Matsueda
Kazunori Miyazaki
Kazunori Miyazaki
Atsuko Murata
Atsuko Murata
Fumiaki Sakabe
Fumiaki Sakabe