Image of movie Yuheisha
Image of movie Yuheisha


Adachi Masao
Japan 2006
113 min
OV w/ EN subtitles

In addition to his collaborations with Kōji Wakamatsu in the field of soft pornography, Masao Adachi was a leading exponent of the Japanese experimental film movement, creating films such as CLOSED VAGINA and developing his own landscape theory with the work A.K.A. SERIAL KILLER. After attending the 1969 Cannes Film Festival, he went to Beirut, accompanied by Wakamatsu, and in 1971 they produced a propaganda film for the Palestinian revolution, RED ARMY/PFLP: DECLARATION OF WORLD WAR, in collaboration with the Red Army Faction and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). In 1974, Adachi left Japan and joined the Palestinian revolutionary movement. After being arrested in Beirut in 1997, he made YŪHEISHA (2005) about a terrorist in the Japanese Red Army faction, Kōzō Okamoto. Telling the story of a revolutionary who keeps the vision of revolution alive, even in prison, the film is a historical review of armed resistance since 1968 and a philosophical analysis of what revolution means today. (GH)

All retrospective films that will be shown at the Filmmuseum after the Viennale - from 1.11. - can of course also be reserved as usual at or by calling 01/533 70 54 and purchased at the box office of the Austrian Film Museum. The prices of the Austrian Film Museum apply.

  • Taguchi Tomorô
  • Panta
  • Okubo Taka
  • Kajiwara Jōji
  • Oginome Keiko
  • Adachi Masao
  • Nagata Yūichi
  • Ohshige Yūji
  • Otomo Yoshihide
Fri 29 Oct
OV w/ EN subtitles
Wed 03 Nov
OV w/ EN subtitles
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