The Rage of Love
Tuesday 25 January, 11:00
A dramatic story of women flowering like a burning flame and men falling softly like a withering bloom.
In her youth, Akiko (Sayuri Yoshinaga) married Kan Yosano, a tanka poet, leaving her parents and siblings behind. Now she is 39 years old and a mother of 11 children. Her husband suffers from depression and is void of any energy whatsoever. When Akiko meets the writer Takeo Arishima (Yusaku Matsuda), she could not help but feel the flutter of longing in her heart. What bugs her is Akiko Hatano (Kimiko Ikegami) who always stays by Arishima’s side. One day, to her utter shock, she hears the rumor that Arishima longs for an intense romance that will cost him his life.
監 督 Kinji Fukasaku
Japan｜ 1988｜ 139min｜ Japanese｜ Toei｜
Kinji Fukasaku [Film Director]
Born in Ibaraki. Graduate of Nihon University College of Art. He joined Toei in 1953, and debuted as director in 1961. With “Jakoman and Tetsu” ('64) creating a hit, he sup-ports Toei’s yakuza stream. His alias as "Fukasaku of action films" becomes concrete with the “Battles Without Honor and Humanity” series ('73-'76), becoming the core of Toei’s account-based films. He stayed in the front-line with “Shogun’s Samurai” ('78), “The Fall of Ako Castle” ('78), “Virus” ('80), and “A Chaos of Flowers” ('88). 1982, he wipes the film awards of that year with “Fall Guy” distributed by Shochiku. he then has produced “Black Lizard” ('68), “Sure Death 4: Revenge” ('87), and “The Triple Cross” ('92).