Ecstasy of the Angels
(Tenshi no kokotsu)
Sunday, March 1, 2009
A militant revolutionary group is torn apart by betrayal as its members descend into paranoia and sexual decadence. Wakamatsu marries sexploitation with radical politics and anticipated the real-life bombing of the extreme left, making this ATG's most controversial film.
1972, 89 min., 35mm, b&w with color in part. Directed by Koji Wakamatsu. With Ken Yoshizawa, Tatsuhiko Honda and Tomoo Oizumi. Print courtesy of Wakamatsu Productions.
Read Ecstasy of the Angels article by Hirasawa Gô (PDF)
Part of the Globus Film Series:
Independent Films from the Art Theatre Guild of Japan
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