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Fires on the Plain (Nobi) (1959)

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Osamu Takizawa Osamu Takizawa
Mickey Curtis Mickey Curtis
Hikaru Hoshi Hikaru Hoshi
Mantarô Ushio Mantarô Ushio
Masaya Tsukida Masaya Tsukida
Yasushi Sugita Yasushi Sugita
Yoshihiro Hamaguchi Yoshihiro Hamaguchi

Written by
Shohei Ooka Shohei Ooka
Natto Wada Natto Wada


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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
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