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UNITED RED ARMY

Year: 2008
USA: Lorber Films
Cast: Mieko Toyama, Hiroshi Sakaguchi, Hiroko Nagata, Tsuneo Mori, Fusako Shigenobu, Maria Abe, Kenji Date, Yuki Fujii, Yoshio Harada, Len Hisa, Megumi Ichinose, Keigo Kasuya, Junpei Kawa, Etsuko Kizen, Chie KA"zu, Genji Kuroi, Sentaro Kusakabe, Makoto Miyahara, Akiko Monou, Hideo Nakaizumi, Nao Okabe, Erika Okuda, Kaoru Okunuki, Nobumitsu A"nishi, Shima Onishi, Tak Sakaguchi, Yugo Saso, Yasuko Tajima, Hassei Takano, Nobuya Tamaichi, Soran Tamoto, Kazuki Tsujimoto, Takaki Uda, Naoki Yamamoto
Director: Koji Wakamatsu
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese with English subtitles
USA: 190 mins
USA Rated: Not Rated
USA Release Date: 27 May 2011 (Limited Release)


Synopsis

Koji Wakamatsu's epic docudrama explores the political unrest of 1960s Japan, when mass student uprisings coincided with the beginnings of the far-left United Red Army group, which tortured and murdered its “deviant” members during a 1972 training session.

An uncompromising piece of filmmaking from one of Japan's most controversial filmmakers, Koji Wakamatsu, with a score by American musician (and ex-Sonic Youth member) Jim O'Rourke.










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