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A Chaos of Flowers

A Chaos of Flowers (1988)


139 min

Country: Japan

Director: Kinji Fukasaku

Actors: Eri IshidaKeiko MatsuzakaKeizô KanieKen OgataKimiko IkegamiMikio NaritaMineko NishikawaMorio KazamaSayuri YoshinagaYoshiko Nakada

Genres: Drama

Subtitle: English

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Movie plot

Set in the Taisho era, which might be regarded as Japan’s Hippie Phase, Hana no ran is a story about fashionable people without impulse control. Much of the action centers on a popular woman writer, the real-life poet Akiko Yosano, and her experiences among the literati of early 20th century Japan. Because of her independent, anti-war and often erotic poetry, she was a lightning rod for revolutionaries and other extremists, many of whom were destined to glamorous, yet ultimately pointless, deaths. The closest parallels might be the Byron/Shelley group or the people drawn to the Beat Generation.

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