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Blu-Ray Review: Funeral Parade of Roses

Director: Toshio Matsumoto

Writer: Toshio Matsumoto

Cast: Pîtâ, Osamu Ogasawara, Yoshio Tsuchiya

Producers: Sumiko Fujisawa, Mitsuru Kudo, Keiko Machida

Music: Jôji Yuasa

Cinematography: Tatsuo Suzuki

Editor: Toshie Iwasa

Cert: 18

Running time: 105mins

Year: 1969


FILM: medium_5
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What’s the story: In Tokyo, 1969, transsexual Eddie (Pîtâ) attempts to forget the traumatic events of her past.

What’s the verdict: Always referred to as the film Kubrick cited as an influence on A Clockwork Orange, Funeral Parade of Roses dazzles over 50 years since first release.

A stunning tapestry film, it is pitched so...

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Pasolini

Pasolini - posterDirector: Abel Ferrara

Writer: Maurizio Braucci

Cast: Willem Dafoe, Adriana Asti, Giada Colagrande, Valerio Mastandrea, Maria de Medeiros

Cert: 18 TBC

Running time: 84mins

Year: 2014

 

The lowdown: Abel Ferrara recounts the final two days of inflammatory Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini in typically opinion splitting style. Willem Dafoe impresses as the radical, outspoken leftwing director who met a brutal end after picking up a rent boy in a seedy suburb of Rome. Reality and illusion blur to dynamic effect in an idiosyncratic look at a filmmaking giant.

Pasolini - Willem DafoePasolini - Willem Dafoe, sports car

The full verdict: On 2nd November 1975 Pier Paolo Pasolini’s body was found on the outskirts of Rome...

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