Still from 'Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets' (1971).jpg
Still from 'Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets' (1971).jpg
Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets (© 1971, ATG / terayama world All Rights Reserved)

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Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets

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Shūji Terayama | Japan | | Unclassified (15+)
Film

“A lizard in a coke bottle”: An analysis of youth and society against the backdrop of the American counter-culture.

With his first feature-length film, Shūji Terayama presents the provocative and disturbing cinematic adaptation of his celebrated novel and play of the same name. Noise rock and psychedelic vignettes frame the rebellious and tumultuous society that is home to Hideaki, a dissatisfied, angst-ridden teen dealing with his highly dysfunctional family. In typical Terayama style, the main story is interrupted by shorter narratives introducing various strangers, who are all a part of this social explosion that the director translates into a poetically powerful stream of consciousness, accompanying different cinematic styles with singalong protest music.

Format: Digital
Language: Japanese with English subtitles
Source: Toho Co., Ltd.
Courtesy: Toho Co., Ltd.
Duration: 137 mins

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Duration

137 mins

Rating

Unclassified (15+)

Contains violence, sexual violence, animal cruelty, nudity and sexual references

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