Overview

The film is told in three acts, beginning with a historical background of Japan's student movement of the 1960s and early 1970s, mostly using archive footage and a narrator. The second act follows the formation of the group to their mountain training camps in the southern Japanese Alps. It emphasizes the dogmatic (and eventually hypocritical) bullying of the group by Mori and Nagata, with 12 members being killed for infractions as small as improperly cleaning a gun, wearing make-up, and kissing. The third act shows the splitting up of the group after two members run off. It follows one group of five members to Karuizawa and a hostage-taking and police standoff known as the Asama-Sansō incident.

  1. Kōji Wakamatsu

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Maki Sakai

    Maki Sakai

    Mieko Toyama

  2. Arata Iura

    Arata Iura

    Hiroshi Sakaguchi

  3. Akie Namiki

    Hiroko Nagata

  4. Gô Jibiki

    Tsuneo Mori

  5. Shima Ohnishi

    Shima Ohnishi

    Kunio Bando

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Original Title 実録・連合赤軍 あさま山荘への道程

Status Released

Release Information

  • August 26, 2007
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language Japanese

Runtime 3h 10m

Budget $2,391,200.00

Revenue -

Homepage http://www.united-red-army.com/

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