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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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Pîtâ ...
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 ...
Humpback
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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Referenced in Nihon eiga no hyaku nen (1995) See more »

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Orphée aux enfers
Composed by Jacques Offenbach
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Disturbing but important work of gay world cinema!
30 July 2005 | by (Bloomsburg PA) – See all my reviews

"Funeral Parade of Roses" is an underrated unknown work of Japanese gay cinema. It was one of Stanly Kubric's favorite films, and it had a significant influence on the the style of "A Clockwork Orange". The film deals with Japanese drag queens, including the clubs, rivalry and their sex lives. In an Oedipus fashion, except reversed, the main character kills his mother so he can have relations with his father. Director Toshio Matsumato seemed to be way ahead of his time for his portrayal of sexuality and violence on screen. Also in a Bergman like fashion, actors are interviewed so the audience realizes it's only a movie.(and a twisted one at that) The film has many hallucinatory scenes, and who could forget the drag queens using urinals. There's also a weird fight scene between the two drag queens, and when they yell comic bubbles pop out of their mouths. Thank God this movie is in black & white! It's very brutal, disturbing and violent at times; so watch with caution. "Funeral Parade of Roses", is simply shocking and brilliant!


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