Angel Guts: Red Classroom (film)

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Angel Guts: Red Classroom
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Directed by Chūsei Sone
Screenplay by Takashi Ishii
Starring Yūki Mizuhara
Keizo Kanie
Jun Aki
Production
company
Release dates
January 6, 1979
Running time
79 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Angel Guts: Red Classroom (天使のはらわた 赤い教室 Tenshi No Harawata Akai Kyoshitsu?) is a 1979 Japanese film directed by Chūsei Sone and released by the Nikkatsu studio as part of their Roman porno line.[1] It is the second in the Angel Guts film series, based on a manga by Takashi Ishii.

Synopsis[edit]

Writer Muraki becomes obsessed with a porn starlet, Nami, while doing a feature story on her. They begin a short romance after he discovers that Nami was an unwilling participant and that the rape sequence in the porn film was real. When he finds her again years later, she has descended into prostitution.[2]

Cast[edit]

Background[edit]

Although this is the second in the Angel Guts series from Nikkatsu, it is the first written by Takashi Ishii and introduces Muraki and Nami as names for the main characters in the series. Ishii's interest was in exploring the relationships between men and women and especially how men view women. Muraki in this film has trouble distinguishing between his idealized image of Nami and her reality.[3]

Critical appraisal[edit]

The Weissers call this one of director Chūsei Sone's best films and give it a rating of three and a half stars out of four[2] while critic Jasper Sharp considers it not only one of Sone's best works, but one of the finest of the entire Roman porno series.[3]

Legacy[edit]

American avant-garde band Xiu Xiu named their 2014 album after the film.

Awards[edit]

1st Yokohama Film Festival[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "天使のはらわた 赤い教室 (1979)" (in Japanese). Allcinema.net. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  2. ^ a b Weisser, Thomas; Yuko Mihara Weisser (1998). Japanese Cinema Encyclopedia: The Sex Films. Miami: Vital Books : Asian Cult Cinema Publications. pp. 43–44. ISBN 1-889288-52-7. 
  3. ^ a b Sharp, Jasper (2008). Behind the Pink Curtain: The Complete History of Japanese Sex Cinema. Guildford: FAB Press. pp. 232–233. ISBN 978-1-903254-54-7. 
  4. ^ "第1回ヨコハマ映画祭 1979年日本映画個人賞" (in Japanese). Yokohama Film Festival. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  5. ^ "1979年度日本映画ベストテン" (in Japanese). Yokohama Film Festival. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 

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