11.25 The Day Mishima Chose His Own Fate 三島由紀夫自決之日 (2012) (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version)
Product Title: 11.25 The Day Mishima Chose His Own Fate (2012) (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version)
Director: Wakamatsu Koji
Release Date: 2013-12-20
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese
Place of Origin: Japan
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1
Sound Information: Dolby Digital 5.1
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?
Publisher: Edko Films Ltd. (HK)
Package Weight: 120 (g)
On November 25th 1970, Yukio Mishima, one of Japan‘s greatest and most celebrated novelists, committed seppuku - the samurai warrior’s death - tearing open his belly with a ceremonial knife inside the Tokyo headquarters of the Japanese Ministry of Defence. What was Mishima truly trying to express through his actions? What did he witness during his final moments? The 1960s saw an international surge of protest against the 1951 Japan-US Security Treaty. Student activism in Japan was also gaining momentum towards social change, with widespread support from farmers and laborers. It was from the ranks of these latter activists that Mishima formed his Tatenokai. Through the film, the late legendary Japanese radical filmmaker Koji Wakamatsu examines his special yet moving history.