Kôji Wakamatsu 1936 - 2012

The great Japanese pinku-political filmmaker has died after being hit by a car in Tokyo.

The names that have left us just keep coming over the last week. Word has reached us that the great Japanese director Kôji Wakamatsu has died after being hit by a taxi in Tokyo. 2012 has been a banner year for the filmmaker, who saw three new features released, including one at Cannes (11/25 The Day Mishima Chose His Fate, our review) and one at Venice (The Millennial Rapture).

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