Ecstasy of the Angels (1972)
aka Angelic Orgasm
aka Tenshi no kôkotsu
Genre: Pinku | Action | Drama | Mystery | Erotic
Country: Japan | Director: Kôji Wakamatsu
Language: Japanese | Subtitles: English (.srt file)
Aspect ratio: 1.37:1 | Length: 89mn
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A group of militant extremists whom we know only by their code names – the days of the week – realise that they’ve been betrayed by their own organisation when a nocturnal weapons raid on a U.S. Army base goes awry. The delicate internal balance of trust and friendship splinters apart. Their already fragile, idealistic young psyches quickly disintegrate into a morass of sexual paranoia, violent recrimination and sadistic torture that completely destroys their ability to function as an organisation.

Koji Wakamatsu’s treatment of this story is, compared to big budget filming, what guerilla warfare is to a full blown World War. Imagine seeing a hysterical comedy about idealistic terrorists betrayed by their leaders as written by Jean-Luc Godard, produced by David Lynch and directed by Gregg Araki: that gets you somewhere in the neighbourhood of what this picture is like. Untroubled by storytelling conventions Wakamatsu lets the thin thread that holds all scenes more or less together snap halfway through the film. His scenes of bloodcurdling violence are thrown at you with the gusto of a rabid modern painter. Visually brilliant and wonderfully over the top with some poignantly funny touches, this ranks as one of the most enthralling political nightmares ever printed on celluloid.

Ecstasy of the Angels (1972)