Directed by: Kiju Yoshida
Kiju Yoshida's groundbreaking work compares the love and independence of anarchist Osugi Sakae, assassinated by the military in 1923, to the vanguard of modern day Japan. The story tells of Sakae's relationship with three women: Hori Yasuko, his wife; Ito Noe, his third lover, who was to die with him; and his jealous second lover, Masaoka Itsuko, a militant feminist who attempts to kill him in a tea house in 1916. Parallel to the reconstitution of Osugi's life, two students do research on the political theories and ideas of free love that he upheld. Some of the characters from the past and from the present meet and engage the themes of the movie.