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39 Ratings



Directed by Masao Adachi
Japan, 1966
Drama, Crime


A gynecologist attempts to rid the world of sexual problems by separating sex on the one hand and reproduction, which he feels should be left to artificial wombs.

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Abortion Directed by Masao Adachi

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  • José Neves's rating of the film Abortion

    And if reproduction could be disconnected from sex? From this revolutionary idea of two left-wing extremists, Wakamatsu and Adachi, comes a composite and unclassifiable film. The film is simultaneously scientifically fictional, realistically artificial,politically amoral. Out of a prison, where the visionaries are condemned, a libertarian evocation arises and condemns the bourgeois order (including the cinema's one).

  • Lucas Granero's rating of the film Abortion

    Resulta interesante ver la forma de trabajo de Adachi, quien mezcla el imaginario de los films educativos con el subversivo placer del pinku-eiga. Aquí, además, desarrolla por primera vez un tema que se volverá central en el resto de su obra: la reproducción femenina, a la que observa como un acto político y al que busca separar del acto sexual en pos de una liberación del deseo. Ver con "Birth Control Revolution".

  • Endre's rating of the film Abortion

    Like a vacillate, dirty chameleon. Switching between didactic vituperation, lyrical baby wash montage, sci-fi-horror and farce... A Frederick Wiseman coupled with James Whale? Ridiculous, smart, and pretty great.