Call Number: JAPFFDVDS4
Alternate Title: Sada: Gesaku · Abe Sada no shôgai
Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi
Duration: 132 mins
Subtitle Language(s): English
Based upon the case of Sada Abe, who on May 17 1936 killed and emasculated her lover. These events took place during a period of war, economic depression, public unease and growing militarism, a time of unrest and confusion when public opinion was, at best, unpredictable. Sada, condemned by the law, found herself lionized by the press and hailed as a ‘saint’ of love. Because she committed murder out of passion, the purity of her motivation elevated her from the status of criminal to that of popular heroine.