Rent Mandala (1971)

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2h 12min
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Synopsis:
A savage work that explores human sexuality and its articulations with political stances and religion: Two couples of university students swap their partners, one, Yukiko (Akiko Mori) and Shinichi (Kôji Shimizu) experienced and one, Hirochi (Ryô Tamura) and Yasuko (Hiroko Sakurai) unmarried and first time in an isolated motel. Later, at the seaside one of them is attacked by two maniacs, who leave the husband unconscious and rape the woman. After the event that was supposed to be traumatic, the attacked couple find themselves interested in the two aggressors and the gratuitousness of their act, and goes to look for them in the surroundings of the motel.
They discover that they are part of a sect that has sexual freedom and self-support as slogans. At first reluctant, but soon giving way, the couple end up joining the secret sect and isolate themselves from the world, but things get complicated when the other couple decides to look for them.
Actors:
, Akiko Mori, , , , , Mihiro Wakabayashi, Maya Kitajima, Akishi Kobayashi, Shoji Oki, Yasumi Hara,
Directors:
Writers:
Toshirô Ishidô
Aka:
Mandara
Genres:
Classics, Drama, Romance
Countries:
Japan, Classics, Drama, Romance
BBFC:
Release Date:
Not released
Run Time:
132 minutes
BBFC:
Release Date:
19/08/2019
Run Time:
132 minutes
Languages:
Japanese
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Introductions to film by David Desser, author of 'Eros Plus Massacre': An Introduction to the Japanese New Wave
  • Scene-select commentaries on film by Desser
  • It Was a Faint Dream, Akio Jissoji's 1974 film for the ATG, presented in High Definition
  • Theatrical trailer

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