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227 Ratings

Red Angel

Akai tenshi

Directed by Yasuzô Masumura
Japan, 1966
Drama, War, Romance


In 1939, Sakura Nishi is a young army nurse who is sent to the field hospitals in China during the Sino-Japanese war.

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Red Angel Directed by Yasuzô Masumura

Critics reviews

A shocking and controversial masterpiece… Shot in black-and-white ‘Scope, this 1966 feature can’t be recommended to the squeamish or to viewers bound to the politically correct, but neither its nuanced eroticism nor its passionate, unpredictable moral focus can be easily shaken off.
September 03, 1999
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