In the 20’s, the anarchist revolutionary Sakae Osugi is financially supported by his wife, journalist Itsuko Masaoka. He spends his time doing nothing but philosophizing about political systems and free love and visiting with his lovers Yasuko and the earlier feminist Noe Ito.
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It is certainly going to be a long time before I am fully able to articulate this experience. In the meantime, I am going to close my eyes; with that music entrenched into my eardrums, and those images - burned into my retinas.
Reality tends to transcend and clash with ideas and theories.. let aside that it is self-contradictory in-itself! Amazing cinema here.. I love the photography and framing. Yet, the film is too long to be a smooth watch throughout.
Not being ignorant (equivilant of I'm not racist but) but this film is long. There are fantastic moments and the framing was excellent throughout, and must look peng on the Arrow Blu-ray compared to the SD download I watched, but 3 1/2 hours is a long time to spend with a movie. I enjoyed the 'contemporary' narrative more due to the soundtrack. Maybe the shorter cut would suit me.