Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Strange Case of Yukio Mishima (1987)

Director:
Michael McIntyre


Yukio Mishima, jedan od najznačajnijih japanskih pisaca 20-og veka. Pored romana pisao je i poeziju, pa i pozorišne komade. Ovo je biografski dokumentarac o sigurno najkontraverznijem japanskom umetniku ikada. Nažalost još ništa njegovo nisam pročitao, jer mi je tek pre jedno metar dana kolega Ognjanović ukazao na ovu jedinstvenu facu, ali nameravam uskoro, jer pored ovakve životne priče to jednostavno ne može a da ne valja.

Kao velikom patrioti, Mishimi je najviše smetao američki uticaj koji je tih godina dominirao Japanom, pa je osnovao čak i neku vrstu paravojne formacije, na fazon onih američkih survivalističkih milicija, tako da Mishima definitivno zaslužuje mesto međ' svim ovim fanaticima na blogu, jer Mishima sve što je radio u životu radio je do kraja, do koske, pa je tako i njegova smrt bila full ekstremistička. Naime, pošto se jako tripovao na samuraje i kamikaze, još ko mlad je rešio da okonča svoj život po sopstvenoj volji, znači da ne dozvoli sebi da umre od starosti i sličnih užasa, tako da je već tada isplanirao da će izvršiti 'seppuku', ritualno samoubistvo na zapadu poznatije kao harakiri.

Pošto je bio jako nizak rastom i slabe konstitucije, pre tog konačnog čina odlučio je da izgradi svoje telo kako bi bilo dostojno žrtvovanja. Bacio se na trening, te je na taj način uspeo da nabaci mišiće i definiciju, znači totalno je bio u tripu, a što je najluđe, za sve to vreme je uporedo i pisao. Uglavnom, njegov bes je eksalirao 25. novembra 1970. godine, kada je sa svojim ljudima upao u jednu japansku vojnu bazu u nameri da izvrši puč. Ovaj dokumentarac je još jedan pokazatelj da je samoubistvo najuzvišeniji čin umetnosti. Mishima je iza sebe ostavio 40 romana, 18 pozorišnih predstava, 20 zbirki kratkih priča, 20 eseja i jedan igrani film, a čak 3 puta je nominovan za Nobelovu nagradu, pa vi sad vidite. (55 min)


IMDb

"BBC2 Arena 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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9 comments:

Iva said...
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Stephen said...

brilliant!

Anonymous said...

umrli linci

regan said...

please repost please, links are dead

Anonymous said...

please repost!

Anonymous said...

Cant find this documentary anywhere.
Any chance of a repost?

son of man said...

Can't find it anywhere right now, but just asked a friend who gave it to me, so if he still have it, will upload it again these days.

Anonymous said...

Just found out about two The Criterion Collection releases.
Mishima (Criterion Collection) [DVD9] - Apparently this one contains "Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters" the movie, "The Strange Case of Yukio Mishima" documentary, and many more interviews, bonuses aso... Downloading it right now, this will take some time since its very large.

Theres also another release called: "PATRIOTISM - Yukio Mishima and Domoto Masaki". It is a 1966 Japanese short drama film directed by Yukio Mishima and Domoto Masaki. Mishima wrote Yûkoku four years before his death. The book reflected many of Mishima's warlike instincts as it follows the story of the young Japanese army lieutenant Shinji Takeyama (played by Mishima) and his new wife, Reiko (played by Yoshiko Tsuruoka). Mishima's fascination with death and the samurai also come into the book when the lieutenant commits seppuku, the Japanese ritual suicide. The book was a tribute to the emperor and the Ni Ni Roku incident. Patriotism is an example of Mishima's thematic treatment of death, violence and politics.

After Mishima's suicide his widow, Yoko, suppressed the film. However, the original negative was found in 2005 and it was released on DVD by The Criterion Collection in 2008.

Will be looking for this one too... If you find a ripped version of these, let me know. Downloading huge DVD9's is a hassle.

son of man said...

The Strange Case of Yukio Mishima - new links added.

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