My Back Page (2011)
My Back Page is a Japanese movie directed by Nobuhiro Yamashita and based on Saburo Kawamoto’s autobiographical novel “My Back Page: Aru 60-nendai no Monogatari” (A Story of Life in the 60s).
The film is set during the student protests at Tokyo University. At the time, Kawamoto was working as a journalist covering the protests, which were in reaction to the Japanese government’s tolerance of US involvement in the Vietnam War and the use of Okinawa as a staging ground for that war.
- Original title
- Release date
- May 28, 2011
- Distributed by
- Asmik Ace Entertainment
During the student protests of the 1960s, a reporter named Sawada interviews protesters and collects data on behalf of the editorial department of a weekly publication. As tensions ramp up, he meets a young activist who introduces himself as “Umeyama”, although his real name turns out to be Katagiri. Katagiri tells him “Guns and other weapons are being gathered. In April, we’ll take action.”
Sawada has serious misgivings about Katagiri, but the two men strike up a strange rapport during a uniquely turbulent era.
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