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Men Behind the Sun (Hei tai yang 731) (1988)

Men Behind the Sun
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Jianxin Chen Jianxin Chen
Linjie Hao Linjie Hao
Haizhe Jin Haizhe Jin
Tie Long Jin Tie Long Jin
Yuanrong Jin Yuanrong Jin
Bolin Li Bolin Li
Pengyu Liu Pengyu Liu


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Mei Liu Mei Liu
(as Mei Fei Liu)
Wen Yuan Mou Wen Yuan Mou
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5 years, 4 months ago at Oct 2 11:45
Before I attempt to discuss this film's merit, I'd like to start by clearing up a few things that may be misleading or unknown to potential viewers. First off, despite the 2003 you see atop the synopsis, the actual production date of this film is 1988. This is useful when assessing the production value (the look) of this film. Secondly, this film recounts all too true events. Heinous acts committe... read more
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Release date: 1 March 1989
UPC: 639518608622
Tags: 1980s (3), Hong Kong (3), China (3), Chinese (2), Murder (2), Massacre (2), Surgery (2), Child Nudity (1), Pigeon (1), Asia (1), Propaganda (1), Foreign Language (1), Extreme Film (1), Hypodermic Needle (1), Young Boy (1), Death (1), (1), 1988 (1), Actual Animal Killed (1), Mass Grave (1)
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" What is it about? Japanese troops round up Chinese and Russian prisoners of war and take them to a place called Squadron 731, where they are grotesquely tortured and experimented on to test new biological weapons. Do I actually want to see this? Japanese version of 'Salo'.... NO Next one please... "


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" What is it about? Japanese troops round up Chinese and Russian prisoners of war and take them to a place called Squadron 731, where they are grotesquely tortured and experimented on to test new biological weapons. Why is it so controversial? There are some very excrutiating torture scenes (a male test subject put into some kind of pressurized air chamber, in which his entire gastrointestinal track is forced out; and a poor old woman's hands made completely frostbitten in the camp's wintry su"


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“Before I attempt to discuss this film's merit, I'd like to start by clearing up a few things that may be misleading or unknown to potential viewers. First off, despite the 2003 you see atop the synopsis, the actual production date of this film is 1988. This is useful when assessing the production value (the look) of this film. Secondly, this film recounts all too true events. Heinous acts committed on real people at a real time in history in a real place. Many more of the things that actually occurred were omitted or toned down for the film because they were even more cruel, gruesome, and demented than the tragic things dramatized in this movie. In light of these tragedies against humanity, most studious viewers of this movie will recognize that this film is a serious effort to depict the ” read more

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