天使的恍惚
Ecstasy of the Angels
導演 Director:若松孝二 Koji Wakamatsu

日本 Japan|1972|89 分鐘 min|黑白、彩色 B&W, Colour|HD| 日語對白,英文字幕 In Japanese with English subtitles

23/1 (三 Wed) 7:45pm*

香港藝術中心古天樂電影院
Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre

*設映後問答
Post-screening Q&A

購票 Ticketing

看《若松獨立Go Go Go》前,先重溫這部若松孝二七十年代粉紅電影中的經典,是一個不錯的參考。故事寫於若松孝二和足立正生到黎巴嫩與當地日本赤軍生活、拍攝有關解放巴勒斯坦人民陣線的紀錄片《赤軍:PFLP世界戰爭宣言》(1971)之後,描繪一班走武裝抗爭路線的革命分子所面對的殘酷現實。片中的革命組織以十九世紀法國社會運動家布蘭基主導的「四季協會」命名,成員均以一年、四季、月份及星期作代號。吉澤健飾演的「十月」隸屬情人「秋天」的隊伍,為了向東京發動炸彈襲擊,十月帶領隊伍潛入美軍基地搶奪軍火,小隊在傷亡慘重的情況下面臨解散,組織命令冬天隊伍接管任務和軍火。受到組織和秋天的背叛,十月只好脫離秋天,成就自己的任務……劇本初稿(原名《天使的吝嗇》)於吉積惠去世不久、足立出發巡迴放映《赤軍:PFLP世界戰爭宣言》前完成,是若松製作第一部由ATG(日本藝術電影院聯盟)發行的作品。

Before watching Dare to Stop Us, it is a good reference to revisit this Wakamatsu’s pink movie classic in 70s. After Koji Wakamatsu and Masao Adachi lived with the Red Army in Lebanon while shooting The Red Army/PFLP: Declaration of World War (1971), they made this film about the cruel reality of armed revolutionaries. The fictional revolutionary movement in the film is named after 19th century French socialist Louis Auguste Blanqui’s The Society of Seasons. Members have codenames according to the seasons, months and weeks of the year. Ken Yoshizawa plays “October” of the “Fall” faction. In preparation for a bombing in Tokyo, October leads his team to steal weapons from an American military base. But their operation goes haywire as they suffer severe casualties. The leadership orders the “Winter” faction to take over the operation and weapons. Betrayed by the movement, October breaks away and carries out the mission on his own…. The script’s original draft (with the title “The Angel is Frugal”) was completed not long after Wakamatsu associate Megumi Yoshizumi died and before Adachi toured with the aforementioned PFLP documentary. It is also Wakamatsu’s first film to be distributed by the influential Art Theater Guild (ATG).

若松孝二 Koji Wakamatsu

1936年生於日本宮城縣,卒於2012年日本東京,導演首作為低成本製作《甜美的陷阱》(1963),1965年《隔牆有秘》入選柏林影展主競賽單元,卻被評為國恥,同年成立若松製作公司。1971年與足立正生合導了《赤軍:PFLP世界戰爭宣言》。於2007完成畢生大作《赤軍殘酷內鬥暗黑史》,其後憑《慾蟲》(2010 )再度入選柏林影展主競賽單元。2012年獲釜山國際電影節頒發亞洲電影人獎,同年因交通意外逝世,一生導演作品超過130部。

Born in Miyagi prefecture, Japan in 1936 and died in Tokyo in 2012. His directorial debut is Sweet Dream (1963). In 1965, Secrets Behind the Walls entered the competition session in Berlinale. But the title was considered a ‘national disgrace’. At the same year he founded Wakamatsu Production. Wakamatsu co-directed, with Masao Adachi, the documentary The Red Army/PFLP: Declaration of World War (1971). He then finished his great piece, United Red Army, in 2007. Caterpillar (2010) was nominated again for a Golden Bear at Berlinale. Wakamatsu was named Asian Filmmaker of the Year at the 2012 Busan International Film Festival in South Korea and passed away because of traffic accident. He has been directing more than 130 films in his life.