Kaigenrei (1973)

Genres - Drama, Historical Film  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature]  |   Run Time - 110 min.  |   Countries - Japan  |  
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This black-and-white Japanese movie examines the tortured life and death of the militaristic writer Kitta, who wrote a book leading to a quelled army uprising and was himself executed. The book served as the blueprint for Japanese militarism in the '30s and '40s. A complex man, he was not, perhaps, as consistent in his principles as the equally tortured post-war militarist and writer, Yukio Mishima.

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politics, execution, torture, writing