Sing a Song of Sex (1967)

Directed By – Nagisa Ôshima

Screenplay By – Tsutomu Tamura, Mamoru Sasaki, Toshio Tajima & Nagisa Ôshima

Cinematography By – Akira Takada

Starring Ichirô Araki, Kazuko Tajima, Jûzû Itami & Akiko Koyama 

103 min.

If you and your friends imagined raping a girl you merely saw once, would you go track her down and tell her what you imagined? That’s what the main characters of Ôshima’s Sing a Song of Sex try and do.

As Ôshima gets more and more experimental with his form he still maintains the level of moral ambiguity that I have come to expect from one of his films. Sing a Song of Sex also slowly builds politically, until it ends full force on politics that I didn’t quite grasp during this first viewing.

After watching this movie, you too will be singing a song of sex.

God Bless America

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