Kyôsô jôshi-kô (1969) AKA Running in Madness, Dying in Love


While clashes between demonstrators and police are raging in the streets of Tokyo, a young man takes refuge at his policeman brother’s house. The two brothers soon come to blows, but the intervention of the policeman’s wife leads to the death of her husband by his own gun. The young man and the wife cover up the murder by making it look like a suicide. They become lovers and flee north into the Tohoku area, as if they were being pursued by the ghost of the murdered husband, their sexual passion and the pulse of the changing times.

Director: Kôji Wakamatsu. AKA Running in Madness, Dying in Love / 狂走情死考
Stars: Ken Yoshizawa, Yôko Mutô, Rokkô Toura, Hatsuo Yamaya, Michio Akiyama, Kazuo ‘Gaira’ Komizu, Hiromi Miko, Masaru Nishimura, Suikô Oshida, Yôsuke Sakurada, Tora Wakamatsu, Ayako Yoshiya, Shigechika Sato, Masao Adachi, Hajime Isogai.



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