Extreme Private Eros: Love Song 1974

Japan / 1974 / Japanese / B&W / 98 min

Production Company: Shisso Productions
Producer: Kobayashi Sachiko
Photography: Hara Kazuo
Sound: Kubota Yukio
Editing: Nabeshima Jun

Hara Kazuo

Born in Yamaguchi, Japan in 1945. Hara quit Tokyo Technical College of Photography. In 1972, he made his debut with Good-bye CP ("Sayonara CP"). In 1974 he made Extreme Private Eros: Love Song 1974 ("Kyokushiteki erosu"). His The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On ("Yukiyukite shingun," 1987) received the Caligari Prize at the Berlin Film Festival in 1987 and the Grand Prix at Cinéma du Réel. His most recent work is A Dedicated Life ("Zenshin shosetsuka," 1994). Since 1995, Hara has been head of Cinema Juku. He is currently at work on his first dramatic feature.

Hara Kazuo's second work. Director Hara goes to Okinawa after reading a letter from his former girl friend, Takeda Miyuki. Hara pursues her and films her relationship with an African American GI, her departure from Okinawa, and the birth of her child. Awarded Thonon-les-Bains International Independent Film Festival's Grand Prize.
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