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Jitsuroku rengo sekigun: Asama sanso e no michi (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $2,659Details
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An exploration of the political unrest of 1960s Japan, when mass student uprisings coincided with the beginnings of the far-left United Red Army group, which tortured and murdered its “deviant” members during a 1972 training session. The film depicts the famed Asama-Sanso incident, which began when members of the United Red Army assassinated 14 of its own, during a group “self-criticism” session, and then broke into a holiday lodge below Mount Asama and took the wife of the lodge-keeper as a hostage. A standoff between police and the URA radicals took place, lasting ten days.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
93% - Fresh
68% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: May 27th, 2011 (Limited) by Lorber Films, released as United Red Army
Video Release: January 17th, 2012 by Kino Video, released as United Red Army
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 190 minutes
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Keywords: Cinema Verite, Political, College, Strike, Inspired by a True Story, Foreign Language, Hostage, Epilogue
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Wakamatsu, Skhole Co
Production Countries: Japan

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 11,770 $1,161 May 27, 2011 3


   Mieko Toyama
   Hiroshi Sakaguchi
   Hiroko Nagata
   Tsuneo Mori
   Fusako Shigenobu

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Koji Wakamatsu
Screenwriter    Masayuki Kakegawa
Screenwriter    Asako Otomo
Executive Producer    Asako Otomo
Co-Producer    Muneko Ozaki
Producer    Koji Wakamatsu
Composer    Jim O'Rourke
Cinematographer    Tomohiko Tsuji
Cinematographer    Yoshihisa Toda
Sound Designer    Yukio Kubota

Per Theater Chart is Very Lively

June 1st, 2011

It was another amazing week on the per theater chart as The Tree of Life led the way with an average of $93,230 in four theaters. This represents the best per screen average for the director and for the distributor. Add in reviews that might be Oscar-worthy, and the film should expand over the coming weeks / months. Speaking of expanding, and Oscar -worthy reviews, Midnight in Paris saw its theater count grow from 6 to 58, while its per theater average held on strong at $33,268. The overall number one film, The Hangover 2, was next with an average of $23,775, while Kung Fu Panda 2 was the only other film to cross the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart with an average of $12,142. More...

Giving Life to Limited Releases

May 27th, 2011

There are not a lot of limited releases this week, but there are a couple that could be worth checking out. The Tree of Life is the film with the best chance at finding mainstream success, while Small Town Murder Songs is the one I'm cheering for the most. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/05/27 92 $1,161   1 $1,161   $1,161 3

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/05/30 78 $592   1 $592   $1,753 4

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/05/27 94 $2,659   1 $2,659   $2,659 7

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