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Funeral Parade of Roses (1969)

Bara no sôretsu (original title)
The trials and tribulations of Eddie and other transvestites in Japan.

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Eddie
Osamu Ogasawara ...
Leda
Yoshimi Jô ...
Jimi
Koichi Nakamura ...
Juju
Flamenco Umeji ...
Greco
Saako Oota ...
Mari
Tarô Manji ...
Nora
Toyosaburo Uchiyama ...
Guevara
Mikio Shibayama ...
Philosopher
Wataru Hikonagi ...
Sabu
Fuchisumi Gomi ...
Piro
Chieko Kobayashi ...
Okei
Yô Satô ...
Radon
Keiichi Takenaga ...
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Mamoru Hirata
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The trials and tribulations of Eddie and other transvestites in Japan.

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Funeral Parade of Roses  »

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"The Funeral Parade of Roses" gave Stanley Kubrick most of his inspiration to adapt "A Clockwork Orange". See more »

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Featured in Expansion - Kakuchou (1972) See more »

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Japanese New Wave's diamond
28 September 2017 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

Set in late 60's Tokyo, Toshio Matsumoto's Funeral Parade of Roses is slightly based on Oedipus Rex diving deep into Tokyo's underground gay culture. Passionate and raw, it is a wonderful, harmonized mixture of documentary elements and avant-garde cinema. The movie follows Eddie, a gay boy whom I could not stop comparing to Edie Sedgwick for obvious reasons, portrayed by Shinnosuke Ikehata (commonly known as Peter), focusing on Eddie's past, fame and rivalry with the bar's Mama. The movie's title is a play on words: roses, bara (薔薇) in Japanese, is a symbol of homosexuality and also a shortened version of barazoku (薔薇族 ), the name of Japan's first modern gay men's magazine. One of Japanese New Wave's diamonds, Funeral Parade of Roses was a major influence on Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange.


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