The Strange Case of Yukio Mishima (1985)
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The Strange Case of Yukio Mishima 1985

The Strange Case of Yukio Mishima: documentary, which examines the controversial life and bizarre death of the Japanese author, playwright, actor and patriot, Yukio Mishima, who was nominated three times for the Nobel Prize for literature, and who committed suicide by ritual disembowelment, on 25th November 1970 after attempting a military coup.Using rare archive footage, including film of Mishima giving a final speech just moments before his death, as well as interviews with the author conducted in English, and reminiscences from his former friends and colleagues, including his English born biographer, Henry Scott Stokes, and translator Donald Keene, the film attempts to shed light on what drove him towards his unusual choice of fate.

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Michael McIntyre
Biography Documentary
Hirohito John Hurt Nagisa Ôshima
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