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Patriotism (Yûkoku)
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - Yukio Mishima, Domoto Masaki


Playwright and novelist Yukio Mishima foreshadowed his own violent suicide with this ravishing short feature, his only foray into filmmaking, yet made with the expressiveness and confidence of a true cinema artist. All prints of Patriotism (Y'koku), which depicts the seppuku of a army officer, were destroyed after Mishima's death in 1970, though the negative was saved, and the film resurfaced thirty-five years later. New viewers will be stunned at the depth and clarity of Mishima's vision, as well as his graphic depictions of sex and death. The film is presented here with a choice of Japanese or English intertitles.

 

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Film Info

RUNTIME - 27 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 1966

FORMAT - DVD Region 1

COUNTRY - Japan

LANGUAGE - English, Japanese

ATTRIBUTES - Black & White

Director

Yukio Mishima

Director

Domoto Masaki

Writer

Yukio Mishima

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