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Mujô: Directed by Akio Jissôji. With Michiko Tsukasa, Ryô Tamura, Eiji Okada, Isao Sasaki. Near a remote Buddhist monastery, a young man falls in love with his sister and gets her pregnant. After a monk finds out, the young man becomes an assistant to a master sculptor, only to proceed to complicate matters with his affairs.

“I loved the cinematography techniques they used, it must have been a revolution in early 70u0026#39;s Japanese cinema. But the film was too long and boring. Its a good thing that they picked a taboo subject, otherwise no one would bother watching walls, trees and the buddha statues for 2,5 hours. I watched the first 2 hours and iu0026#39;m not impressed by the message they were trying to give either. I feel like they wanted to use Marquis de sadeu0026#39;s technique, he set very extremist examples of immortality in his books, in order to break the taboos of society which were less extreme like womenu0026#39;s right to have sexual intercourse before marriage. I donu0026#39;t know why but his incestious relationship didnt seem very realistic/impressive either.”


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