Kiku to Guillotine Onna Zumô to Anarchism
2018 / 189m - Japan
The Chrysanthemum and the Guillotine poster


January 19, 2020


A strange mix of politics and sumo wrestling. It's a solid drama and Zeze's maverick style vies the film some extra appeal, but it's not enough to fully support the 3+ hour running time. Properly acted though and there's plenty of intrigue, but the film starts to drag a little in the final hour. Not quite a Wakamatsu successor.