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Okinawa: The Afterburn (2015)

Okinawa: Urizun no ame (original title)
A major hit in Japanese theaters since its release in June, 'Okinawa: The Afterburn' is the first documentary film to provide a comprehensive picture of the 1945 Battle of Okinawa and the ... See full summary »

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John Junkerman

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Kôji Kobayashi (based on the book by)
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A major hit in Japanese theaters since its release in June, 'Okinawa: The Afterburn' is the first documentary film to provide a comprehensive picture of the 1945 Battle of Okinawa and the ensuing 70-year occupation of the island by the US military.

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20 June 2015 (Japan) See more »

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Okinawa, Japan

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8 August 2018 | by kzg-52025See all my reviews

Okinawa The Afterburn is a documentary and the camera offers a unique and (for me) new perspective on the southernmost isles of Japan. By all rights it does not need to be, given the topic, but it does have a sense of entertainment. The people interviewed and the locales shown offer a sense of wonder. With that said, this is a topic that has importance to East Asia and the US and the American military and its local soldiers do not come across well. in fact, the soldiers interviewed made me immediately think 'Jarhead.' As an aside, for another good film on Okinawa, which is not a documentary, watch Karakara.


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