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BELLADONNA OF SADNESS

BELLADONNA OF SADNESS

  • Directed by Eiichi Yamamoto
  • Starring Tatsuya Nakadai, Katsuyuki Itô, Aiko Nagayama
  • presented by THE FINAL GIRLS
  • 1973 | 101mins | Japan | rated (18)

After being violently assaulted, village girl Jeannemakes a pact with the devil to gain magical abilities and take her revenge. One of the great masterpieces of Japanese animation, the final film of Mushi Productions is an innovative, sensual animation based on Jules Michelet’s novel Satanism and Witchcraft. Sensual and sad, with a lot of imagery that is both gorgeous and still shocking to see, this is definitely not one for the faint of heart.