With Sex Jack, Kôji Wakamatsu, one of the most important and radical directors of this era of Japanese cinema, brought together the violence of political cinema with the aesthetics of the pink (sex) film. Here a group of young revolutionaries are holed up with a criminal, indulging their desires in a series of troubling encounters. The result is an intoxicating brew of urgent, revolutionary filmmaking that explores how disturbing power relations can still impact upon those who seek to resist them most.
“I wanted to show how the revolutionary movements are always infiltrated by the moles working for the government.” (Koji Wakamatsu)
Screening as part of Japan 2020: Over 100 years of Japanese Cinema, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network.