Episode 221: Cruel Story of Youth

Special Guests: David Desser & Linda Hoaglund
Guest Co-Host: Miguel Rodriguez

Cruel Story of Youth (AKA Naked Youth, Seishun Zankoku Monogatari, and 青春残酷物語) is a 1960 film from Nagisa Oshima at the forefront of the Japanese New Wave cinema movement. The film tells the tale of two youths who fall in love -- or lust, at least -- against the backdrop of the ANPO protests.

We're joined by Miguel Rodriguez of the Horrible Imaginings film festival to discuss this groundbreaking film.

Links:
Buy Cruel Story of Youth on (All-Region Taiwan) DVD
Buy Cruel Story of Youth on VHS
Buy the Eclipse Oshima's Outlaw Sixties box set
Buy Eros Plus Massacre: An Introduction to the Japanese New Wave Cinema by David Desser
Read more about the film at Senses of Cinema
Read A Samurai Among Farmers by Tony Rayns
Read more about ANPO X Art by Linda Hoaglund
Visit the official Linda Hoaglund website
Visit the The Wound and the Gift website
Read the story about Sugawara Bunta & Hayao Miyazaki joining in against bases
Hear Linda on our Battle Royale and Battles Without Honor and Humanity episodes
Be sure to check out Midnight Eye for more Asian film reviews
Check out the The Horrible Imaginings film festival

Music:
"Flaming Youth (Demo Version)" - KISS

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