United Red Army

Directed by Kôji Wakamatsu

Year: 2007
Running Time: 190
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles [audio]
Genres: Drama
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United Red Army

Cast
Kunio Bando Shima Ohnishi
Tsuneo Mori Gô Jibiki
Mieko Toyama Maki Sakai
Hiroshi Sakaguchi Arata
Hiroko Nagata Akie Namiki

Crew
Cinematographers Yoshihisa Toda and Tomohiko Tsuji
Writers Kôji Wakamatsu and Masayuki Kakegawa ((also novel))
Directed by Kôji Wakamatsu


In his epic film United Red Army, Japanese auteur Koji Wakamatsu brilliantly depicts the most troubling and infamous episode of the history of Japan's radical left-wing student movement. Interspersed with archival footage relating the origins of the political unrest of the 1960s, the film introduces the young men and women who will ultimately go on to become militant activists seeking to overthrow the established world order. As two of the most radical student groups come together to form the United Red Army (URA) and head into the mountains to conduct a training camp, ideology devolves into despotism, and the URA's leaders begin to arbitrarily persecute their own followers, a harrowing ordeal which culminates in violence and murder.

Weaving together elements of both documentary filmmaking and drama, United Red Army draws to a thrilling close when the remaining URA members break into a mountain lodge and hold a hostage captive - leading to an intense, climactic standoff with the police.

"Progresses from breathless history lesson to grueling chamber piece to tense action thriller." - Dennis Lim, The New York Times

"One of the best films of the decade!" - Sight & Sound

"A monumental chronicle of Japan's ultra-left movement...Wakamatsu's masterpiece!" - Christopher Huber, Cinema Scope

"A must-see." - Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com

  • CICAE Award Berlinale
    Official Selection Tokyo International Film Festival

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