Official Selection: Berlin (Best Actress, Shinobu Terajima), Karlovy Vary
During the Second Sino-Japanese War, a village woman is given the grueling task of looking after (and fulfilling the sexual needs of) her quadruple-amputee husband, a decorated solider tortured by memories of his war crimes. Based on a short story by Edogawa Rampo, Koji Wakamatsu’s film is a fascinating, deeply affecting indictment of right-wing militarist-nationalism — a partner-piece to the left-wing extremism of United Red Army.
Japan, 2010, 85 minutes
Japanese with English Subtitles
Available in digital formats only
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