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The Prisoner
Director_ Masao Adachi
Japan 2006 113min Digi-Beta color feature Fiction
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The Prisoner is a new film by legendary filmmaker Masao Adachi who participated in Nagisa Osima’s films as a screen writer and an actor and went to Palestine with Koji Wakamatsu to fight, live with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine(PFLP) and film their daily lives to make The Red Army/PFLP: Declaration of World War. Then he became a young leader among Japanese underground filmmakers. It has been thirty-five years since his last film. In 1974, he took part in the Palestine revolution working for the Japanese Red Army. Then he was deported back to Japan in 2000. Based on his prison experience with revolutionary Okamoto Kozo, who was responsible for the Tel Aviv airport attack, in this film he tries to bring memories of revolution in the past back to the present while he blurs the boundary of consciousness and unconsciousness. The protagonist M promises his comrades to be reunited as stars and attempts a suicide attach at the airport. The attack was successful but due to a malfunction of his grenade only he survives. What waits for him is brutal torture and a human experiment called “Pig Breeding”. Because of the ceaseless torture, M hallucinates then he sees his religious guide and revolutionaries of the past and himself as a boy. Then he finds the place from which he needs to return.

CREDIT
  • DirectorMasao Adachi
  • ScreenplayMasao Adachi
  • ProducerNaruhiko Onozawa, Michio Koshikawa
  • CinematographyYuichi Nagata
  • EditorYuji Oshige
  • Art DirectorToshihiro Isomi
  • MusicYoshihide Otomo
CastTomorowo Taguchi, Keiko Oginome, PANTA, Genpei Akasegawa
DIRECTOR
ADACHI Masao
Born in 1939, Fukuoka, Japan. After he dropped out Nihon University, ADACHI joined WAKAMATSU Koji’s independent production and mass produced scripts for radical pink films. He debuted as a director with ''Abortion''(1966). Joining the Japanese Red Army in 1974, he sat back down on the director’s chair for the first time in 35 years to make ''Prisoner/Terrorist''(2007). Artist of Fasting is his second film after his return.
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