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A controversial cult film from Kōji Wakamatsu the auteur of the Pink Film genre of Japanese cinema. He has been credited with having taken exploitation cinema to a whole new level of surreal artistry. His early movies were extremely low budget art-house exploitation pieces, shot in stark black & white sometimes with sudden burst of colour, featuring extreme scenes of sex and violence, mixed with a political message. Often courting a lot of controversy.
Violated Angels (犯された白衣) is a one of Wakamatsu's most well regarded and known movies, Made in 1967, it is based on the killing spree of the mass murderer Richard Speck who in 1966 systematically tortured, raped, and murdered eight student nurses from the South Chicago Community Hospital. In the movie a young man breaks into a nurses' rooming house and kills them one-by-one. There is lots of sexual imagery in the movie, most of the actual murders however, take place off screen. The film was shot in just three short days, much of it seemingly improvised and using non-professionals actresses due to budget constraints. The movie is stark, an unrelentingly gloomy, claustrophobic set piece.
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