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Hawai · Maree oki kaisen (1942)

When a boy who is in the navy college returns home for vacation he meets his young cousin who also wants to join in order to become a pilot. However, the younger man's mother is ... See full summary »

Director:

Kajirô Yamamoto

Writers:

Kajirô Yamamoto (screenplay), Kenta Yamazaki (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Denjirô Ôkôchi ... Satake
Yatarô Kurokawa Yatarô Kurokawa ... Moribe
Setsuko Hara ... Kikuko
Kaoru Itô Kaoru Itô ... Yoshikazu Tomoda
Akira Nakamura Akira Nakamura ... Tadaaki Tachibana
Susumu Fujita Susumu Fujita ... Yamashita
Eitarô Shindô ... Kurimoto
Fumindo Matsuo Fumindo Matsuo
Kunio Mita Kunio Mita
Jiro Takano Jiro Takano
Daihachiro Takebayashi Daihachiro Takebayashi ... Security
Haruo Tanaka Haruo Tanaka ... Izawa
Frank Tokunaga Frank Tokunaga ... (as Bunroku Tokunaga)
Hiroshi Yamagawa Hiroshi Yamagawa ... Sakuma
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Taizô Fukami Taizô Fukami ... Sugimoto
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Storyline

When a boy who is in the navy college returns home for vacation he meets his young cousin who also wants to join in order to become a pilot. However, the younger man's mother is antagonistic knowing the folly of war. When the younger man recruits his cousin to speak to the mother the enlisted man is successful and the mother relents. The younger cousin is soon in the navy and training to become a pilot. He graduates too, but one night loses his friend yet has no time to reflect on the event as japan draws nearer to war with the West. The pilot and his fellow pilots are told to embark on a mission, but initially not told their purpose or destination. Only later it is revealed that the destination is Hawaii, USA. Pearl Habour looms. Written by aghaemi

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

3 December 1942 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Battle of Pearl Harbor and the Malay Coast See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Into the 21st century, Eiji Tsuburaya's special effects from this film continue to be used in documentaries of the Pacific War and especially the attack on Pearl Harbor. It became stock footage and it is not known how many producers were aware that this was not actual combat footage but special effect footage created for a Japanese feature film. See more »

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Featured in Nippon no higeki (1946) See more »

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most famous Japanese propaganda film
17 August 2016 | by Radu_ASee all my reviews

Just some info because no one else bothered to write a review - surprisingly so, as this is the most famous "national-policy-film" (kokusaku eiga). It's a recreation of the Pearl Harbor attack released on its 1st anniversary. It follows the life of a pilot recruit from being drafted until the attack in mock documentary style. At a budget of about ten times customary for the time, Toho had a scale model of Pearl Harbor constructed, with precise models of the warships present there. The attack was sequenced by Eiji Tsuburaya, using the mixture of light and editing effects that he would later work to perfection in the "Godzilla" movies. Famously, this footage was considered authentic by the US occupation forces, and hence confiscated and screened in newsreels back in the USA. That's what makes the film interesting to watch even today, while the rest is standard propaganda. Setsuko Hara makes an appearance before her rise to Ozu fame. Director Kajiro Yamamoto, who is mostly known for being Kurosawa's mentor at Toho, made the much better and critically acclaimed "Horse" (uma) just a year before. Rating 6.5/10


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