United Red Army

Director Koji Wakamatsu’s historical epic United Red Army attempts to dramatize the lengthy, byzantine history of the titular cadre, an SLA-like militant terrorist group that formed in Japan in the late ’60s (as an offshoot of its country’s student protest movement) and attacked various sectors of Japanese society. The subject is intriguing, and one...read more

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  • Released: 2011
  • Review: Director Koji Wakamatsu’s historical epic United Red Army attempts to dramatize the lengthy, byzantine history of the titular cadre, an SLA-like militant terrorist group that formed in Japan in the late ’60s (as an offshoot of its country’s student protest… (more)

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