United Red Army
Jitsuroku Rengo Sekigun: Asama sanso e no michi -
2007 - Color - 190 mn - Original version with French subtitles - Japan - Drama
Directed by : Kôji Wakamatsu. Produced by : Muneko Ozaki. Screenplay by : Kôji Wakamatsu, Masayuki Kakegawa. Editing : Kôji Wakamatsu. Photography : Yoshihisa Toda, Tomohiko Tsuji. Music by : Jim O'Rourke. With : Akie Namiki, Go Jibiki, Maki Sakai, Arata.
In the early 1970s, Japan has to face important student protests. It’s in these troubled times that the Red Army is founded, a radicalized extreme left group, which doesn’t hesitate to use weapons…
Tormented filmmaker Koji Wakamatsu (The embryo hunts in secret, Violated angels), who prematurely died in 2012, a rebel against all forms of authority, offered us a masterful movie, which sums up his work. An epic filmed with an amazing rage, as close as possible to its characters, which will gradually sink in a spiral of violence that annihilates all form of humanity. Blood-chilling, spectacular and great.