Japanese with English Subtitles.
A psychedelic adult masterpiece produced by the legendary Osamu Tezuka
One of the great lost masterpieces of Japanese animation, BELLADONNA OF SADNESS is a mad, swirling, psychedelic light-show of medieval tarot-card imagery with horned demons, haunted forests and La Belle Dame Sans Merci with J.R.R. Tolkien influences.
The last film in the Animerama trilogy produced by the godfather of Japanese anime & manga, Osamu Tezuka and directed by his longtime collaborator Eiichi Yamamoto (ASTRO BOY and KIMBA THE WHITE LION), BELLADONNA unfolds as a series of spectacular still watercolour paintings that bleed and twist together. A young woman, Jeanne, is assaulted by the local lord on her wedding night. To take revenge, she makes a pact with the Devil himself, who appears as a sprite and transforms her into a black-robed vision of madness and desire.
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