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Fires on the Plain (Nobi) (1959)

Fires on the Plain
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Osamu Takizawa

Osamu Takizawa

Yasuda
Mickey Curtis

Mickey Curtis

Nagamatsu
Mantarô Ushio

Mantarô Ushio

Sergeant
Kyû Sazanka

Kyû Sazanka

Army surgeon
Yoshihiro Hamaguchi

Yoshihiro Hamaguchi

Officer
Asao Sano

Asao Sano

Soldier
Masaya Tsukida

Masaya Tsukida

Soldier


Written by
Shohei Ooka

Shohei Ooka

novel
Natto Wada

Natto Wada

writer


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An agonizing portrait of desperate Japanese soldiers stranded in a strange land during World War II, Kon Ichikawa’s Fires on the Plain is a compelling descent into psychological and physical oblivion, and one of the most powerful works from one of Japanese cinema’s most versatile filmmakers.
Release date: 3 November 1959
Cannibalism (3), Japan (3), Squatter (2), (2), Mash (2), Malnutrition (2), 1950s (2), Drama (2), Village (2), Tank (2), Air Raid (1), Field Hospital (1), Mash Unit (1), Starvation (1), Grenade (1), 1959 (1), 104 Min. (1), Sweet Potato (1), Foreign (1), B&w (1)
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