Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Films in Daejeon:Ecstasy of the Angels (Tenshi No Kokotsu) [Japan]

A band of military radicals passes its time by hanging out at a club, engaging in sweaty lovemaking, and plotting the infiltration of foreign military bases to obtain weapons. Known only by their code names lifted from days of the week, they become increasingly paranoid when their latest scheme is thwarted by an explosion, leaving them fighting a rival group and ripping each other apart. In the most extended and unpleasantly memorable sequence, a villainous man in sunglasses leading the rival group attempts to learn the whereabouts of a secret arsenal by impaling a woman's thigh with a pencil while her boyfriend is pummeled in the background... and it only goes downhill from there.

Director: Koji Wakamatsu
Starring: Ken Yoshizawa, Rie Yokoyama
Runtime: 88 mins
Country: Japan
Extract: Esctacy of the Angels
Cinema: Daejeon Art Cinema

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