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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
Tags: Cannibalism (3), Japan (3), (2), Mash (2), Malnutrition (2), 1950s (2), Drama (2), Village (2), Tank (2), Squatter (2), East Asia (1), Massacre (1), Japanese (1), Salt (1), Based On Novel (1), Tuberculosis (1), Bayonet (1), Boots (1), Marsh (1), Army Doctor (1)
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