Running in Madness, Dying in Love

March 7, 2012
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Japan. 1969. 72 min. 35 mm, color, in Japanese with live English subtitles. Directed by Koji Wakamatsu. With Ken Yoshizawa, Yoko Muto, Rokko Toura.

Suitable for 18 years and over.

While clashes between demonstrators and police are raging in the streets of Tokyo, a young man takes refuge at his policeman brother’s house. The two brothers soon come to blows, but the intervention of the policeman’s wife leads to the death of her husband by his own gun. The young man and the wife cover up the murder by making it look like a suicide. They become lovers and flee north into the Tohoku area, as if they were being pursued by the ghost of the murdered husband, their sexual passion and the pulse of the changing times.

Part of the Globus Film Series: Love Will Tear Us Apart

$12/$9 Japan Society members, seniors & students

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  • Wednesday, March 7, 2012
  • 9:00 pm