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The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer (Ningen no jôken) (1961)

The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer
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Tamao NAKAMURA

Tamao NAKAMURA

Hinannmin no Shôjo
Yusuke Kawazu

Yusuke Kawazu

Terada Nitôhei
Chishu Ryu

Chishu Ryu

Hinanmin no Chôrô
Taketoshi Naitô

Taketoshi Naitô

Tange Ittôhei


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Zenzô Matsuyama

Zenzô Matsuyama

(screenplay)
Kôichi Inagaki

Kôichi Inagaki

(screenplay)


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Description: Part three of a trilogy. After the Japanese defeat to the Russians in the last episode, Kaji, the Japanese soldier and humanist protagonist, leads the last remaining men through Manchuria . Intent on returning to his dear wife and his old life, Kaji faces great odds in a variety of different harrowing circumstances as he and his fello ... (more)
Release date: 5 August 1970
UPC: 014381455229
Japan (5), 1960s (5), War (3), History (3), Drama (3), 1961 (3), Sequel (3), Japanese (2), Soviet Union (2), World War II (2), East Asia (2), Soldiers (2), China (2), 60's (1), 1960's (1), 60s (1), Asia (1), Not Foreign Language (1), Asian (1), Foreign Language (1)
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