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This movie is a 1969 Japanese film directed by Toshio Matsumoto. It is a loose adaptation of Oedipus Rex set in the underground gay counterculture of 1960s Tokyo.
This film offers a lot of cinematic ideas and uses amazing ways to make a point inside a real, real world story that seems to be happening now instead of when it was made thanks to the stunning black and white photography.
Perhaps an understated work unknown of Japanese gay cinema, said to be one of Stanley Kubrick's favorite movies and a major influence of "Clockwork Orange" this is probably one of the best movies that most people have ever seen.
The film deals with Japanese drag queens, including The main character who kills his mother so that he can have relations with his father. Director Toshio Matsumato seemed to be far ahead of his time for his portrayal of sexuality and violence On screen. The movie has many hallucinatory scenes, and one that could forget the drag queens using urinals. "Funeral Parade of Roses" is brutal, disturbing and violent at times, so watch with caution because it is simply shocking and brilliant!
It definitely offers something different and therefore would be very welcome in theaters around the world to free us from all the non-inspirational formula movies of this century.
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