A Woman Named Abe Sada (Jitsuroku Abe Sada, 1975)

From Brushed in Light: Calligraphy in East Asian Cinema by Markus Nornes

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  • Figure 3.2. Based on an actual incident, the main character of A Woman Named Abe Sada (Jitsuroku Abe Sada, 1975) castrates her lover, paints their names on their futon with a finger dipped in his blood (“Sada, Kichi Alone”), then carves her name into his arm.