Following the detonation of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Japanese military and the government clash over the demand from the Allies for unconditional surrender. Minister ... See full summary »
February 17 to March 3, 1860, inside Edo castle. A group of assassins wait by Sakurada Gate to kill the lord of the House of Ii, a powerful man in the Tokugawa government, which has ruled ... See full summary »
Zatoichi tries to unrest the mob rule over a small village all while the gang leader's bodyguard is actually the Yojimbo, secretly taking the gang down from the inside. Will the two heroes realize in time that they are on the same side?
Impersonating an Imperial Army officer by wearing a "red lion's mane", a poor servant returns to his village after 10 years of absence to end the village's suffering caused by corrupt ... See full summary »
A documentary following Kenzo Okuzaki, a 62-year-old WW2 veteran notorious for his protests against Emperor Hirohito, as he tries to expose the needless executions of two Japanese soldiers during the war.
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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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