Friday, January 23, 2009
Happily Ever After - Yukihiko Tsutsumi (2007)
Based on the manga by Yoshie Goda "Happily Ever After" tells the story of Yukie (Miki Nakatani) who must put up with her dead beat husband Isao's (Hiroshi Abe constant fits of anger during which he flips over tables in their apartment. Domestic violence as comedy? Watch the trailer and decide for yourself.
Eros Plus Massacre - Yoshishige Yoshida (1969)
One of the most famed films of the Japanese New Wave Yoshishige Yoshida's "Eros Plus Massacre" contrasts the life of the Taisho Era anarchist and free love advocate Osugi Sakae who was killed by Japanese military police in the wake of the Great Kantō Earthquake of 1923 with that of two university students in the late 60s who are researching his political and sociological works.