Wakamatsu Koji

WAKAMATSU Koji (Japan, 1936-2012) was given the nickname 'king of pinku eiga', the specific Japanese genre of (soft) porn film. Wakamatsu started his own production company in the mid-1960s and at the start of his career directed about 20 pink films which also always had a political undertone. From the 1970s, his work became increasingly political. Wakamatsu was also active as a producer, for instance of In the Realm of the Senses (1976) by Oshima Nagisa, and he worked a lot together with the politically committed scriptwriter and filmmaker Adachi Masao.
11.25 The Day Mishima Chose His Own Fate was to be one of his last films. On 12 October 2012, he was hit by a taxi in his home city of Tokyo, after which he died on 17 October. Wakamatsu leaves behined an oeuvre of more than a hundred films.


(selectie) Red Crime/Akai hankô (1964), Secret Acts Behind Walls/Kabe no naka no himegoto (1965), The Embryo Hunts in Secret/Taiji ga mitsuryô suru toki (1966), Vagabond of Sex/Sei no horo (1967), Violated Angels/Okasareta hakui (1967), Go, Go, Second Time Virgin/Yuke yuke nidome no shojo (1969), Running in Madness, Dying in Love/Kyôsôjôshikô (1969), Shinjuku Mad/Shinjuku maddo (1970), Sex Jack/Seizoku (1970), Ecstasy of the Angels/Tenshi no kôkotsu (1972), Sacred Mother Kannon/Seibo Kannon daibosatsu (1977), Japan as a Pool without Water/Mizu no nai pûru (1982), Endless Waltz/Endoresu warutsu (1995), Erotic Liaisons/Erotikku na kankei (1990), United Red Army/Jitsuroku rengô sekigun: Asama sansô e no michi (2007), Caterpillar/Kyatapirâ (2010), 11:25 The Day Mishima Chose His Own Fate/11.25 jiketsu no hi: Mishima Yukio to wakamono-tachi (2012), The Millennial Rapture/Sennen no yuraku (2012)