A writing where it's accentuate the pontuations and its phrasing drifts. A year later, Nagisa Oshima will do another version of the same story, much more concrete and geometric with a fragmentary editing. Although it doesn't reach the aesthetic heights of that movie, this film by its syntax is quite engaging and inebriating, especially if one takes into account its evolution to a state of peaceful alienation.
Highly stylized and entertaining, but many elements of this film just don't sit well with me, for instance, after Sada is raped, she is given a doughnut, which seems to make everything all right. This doughnut might be appropriate solace for a policeman on his coffee break after shooting an innocent suspect, not for a woman who has just been raped. And the idea of this film starting out as a light comedy???