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The Human Bullet (1968)

Nikudan (original title)
During World War II, a Japanese soldier finds himself assigned to a kamikaze mission against a U.S. battleship.

Director:

Kihachi Okamoto

Writer:

Kihachi Okamoto
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Cast

Credited cast:
Minori Terada Minori Terada ... Him
Naoko Ôtani Naoko Ôtani ... The Girl
Yûnosuke Itô Yûnosuke Itô ... Skipper
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shinsuke Achiwa Shinsuke Achiwa
Hideyo Amamoto ... Father of Him
Masumi Harukawa Masumi Harukawa
Hiroshi Hasegawa Hiroshi Hasegawa
Masao Imafuku Masao Imafuku
Tanie Kitabayashi Tanie Kitabayashi
Noriko Mihashi Noriko Mihashi
Sue Mitobe Sue Mitobe
Hiroko Mutô Hiroko Mutô
Tatsuya Nakadai ... A narrator
Ichirô Nakatani
Shôichi Ozawa Shôichi Ozawa
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During World War II, a Japanese soldier finds himself assigned to a kamikaze mission against a U.S. battleship.

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Drama | War

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

12 October 1968 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Emberi torpedó See more »

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Excellent !
17 September 2013 | by HaveleSee all my reviews

One of the best anti-war movies ever, really thought provoking. Terada's performance is terrific and Nakadai Tatsuya is a wonderful narrator.

There are truly heartbreaking moments but it's full of humour too, a very special kind of humour. The style being obviously very different, I wouldn't hesitate to compare this movie to Kobayashi's trilogy or to Ichikawa's Burmese Harp. Made me think about Masumura's Red Angel too. Great movie.

It should be better known and shown all over the world but I doubt it would change much as many people are idiots indeed. You'll understand if you watch it ;-)


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