Extreme Private Eros: Love Song 1974
極私的エロス 恋歌１９７４ 「Gokushiteki erosu renka 1974」
Release Date: June 18th 1972
Duration: 98 mins.
Director: Kazuo Hara
Producer: Sachiko Kobayashi
Starring: Miyuki Takeda, Sachiko Kobayashi, Kazuo Hara
Released two years after Goodbye CP, Extreme Private Eros: Love Song 1974 finds Kazuo Hara turning the camera on his own life by filming Miyuki Takeda, a radical feminist, the mother of his son, and his ex-wife. Hara narrates this documentary, which he describes as an attempt to stay connected to Takeda, and films her in intimate situations to work through his unresolved feelings, going so far as to invite his collaborator/girlfriend Sachiko Kobayashi as an actor used to stimulate drama.
Once again using a handheld camera and black-and-white film, Hara spent periods from 1972 to 1974 documenting Takeda’s life as she moves from Tokyo to Okinawa with their infant son, embarks upon relationships with a woman named Sugako and then a Black American G.I. with whom she gets pregnant, then returns to Tokyo to give birth in Hara’s apartment completely unassisted.
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