Funeral Parade of Roses
|Funeral Parade of Roses|
Japanese film poster
|Directed by||Toshio Matsumoto|
|Written by||Toshio Matsumoto|
|Music by||Joji Yuasa|
|Edited by||Toshie Iwasa|
|Distributed by||Art Theatre Guild|
Funeral Parade of Roses (薔薇の葬列 Bara no Sōretsu) is a 1969 Japanese drama film directed and written by Toshio Matsumoto, loosely adapted from Oedipus Rex and set in the underground gay counterculture of 1960s Tokyo. It stars Peter as the protagonist, a young "gay boy", and features Osamu Ogasawara, Yoshio Tsuchiya and Emiko Azuma.
The film was released by ATG (Art Theatre Guild) on 13 September 1969 in Japan; however, it did not receive a United States release until 29 October 1970. Matsumoto's previous film For My Crushed Right Eye contains some of the same footage and could almost be interpreted as a trailer for Funeral Parade, although a true trailer was also made.
- Peter as Eddie
- Osamu Ogasawara as Leda
- Yoshio Tsuchiya as Gonda
- Emiko Azuma as Eddie's mother
- Toyosaburo Uchiyama as Guevera
- Don Madrid as Tony
- Koichi Nakamura as Juju
- Chieko Kobayashi as Okei
- Shōtarō Akiyama as himself
- Kiyoshi Awazu as himself
The film was set and shot in Tokyo.
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