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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Gorgeous lighting. Very creative approach when it comes to placing the actors within the frame. The soundtrack is ultimate. I particularly enjoyed the young couple that ran around making up sensational stories between themselves.
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.