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GUSHING PRAYER: A 15 YEAR OLD

Japan, 1971 (MIFF 2009, Eros + Massacre)

Director: Masao Adachi

GUSHING PRAYER: A 15 YEAR OLD

This film from Masao Adachi (who also co-directed Red Army/PFLP) is a radical, subversive and visually arresting parable of self-discovery. Commencing with an extended group copulation scene in which the film's young sexual veteran admits to feeling nothing, its purposefully distancing avant-garde style details the central character's search for the real reason behind her desensitisation.

D Masao Adachi P Daisuke Asakura S Deguchi De WS Stance Company L Japanese w/English subtitles TD 35mm/1971

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