Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters + Patriotism (15)Cast: Yasosuke Bando, Masayuki Shionoya, Junkichi Orimoto, Kanji Sawada, Ken Ogata, Yukio Mishima, Yoshiko Tsuruoka
Author(s): Leonard Schrader, Paul Schrader, Chieko Schrader, Yukio Mishima
Director: Paul Schrader, Yukio Mishima, Masaki Domoto
Release Date: 10/07/2009 (selected cinemas)
Running Time: 150mins
Re-release of Paul Schrader's unconventional 1985 biopic of Japanese author Yukio Mishima, which interweaves scenes from important aspects of the subject's life. Glimpses of Mishima's formative years unfold in black and white, juxtaposed with richly coloured excerpts from some of his novels. The film also chronicles the final day in the life of Mishima before he commits ritual suicide.