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A Ball of Resentment

Revolution+1 cleverly uses the story of Shinzo Abe’s assassin to chronicle the ills of contemporary Japan.

Shinzo Abe’s state funeral in Tokyo on 27 September 2022. An early cut of Revolution+1 was premiered in Japan at the same time. (Photo by Eugene Hoshiko / POOL / AFP via Getty Images)

In the West, Shinzo Abe is perhaps best remembered for two things. In February 2017, on a visit to the White House, he had his hand crushed for almost half a minute in one of Donald Trump’s notorious ‘handshakes’. Then, five and a half years later, he was murdered with a homemade rifle by Tetsuya […]

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