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

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Starring (View all)
Michiyo Aratama Michiyo Aratama
Michiko
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
Reiko Hitomi Reiko Hitomi
Umeko


Written by (View all)
Zenzô Matsuyama Zenzô Matsuyama
(screenplay)
Masaki Kobayashi Masaki Kobayashi
(screenplay)


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2 years, 2 months ago at Sep 20 23:17
(OK) Erratic as depicts a painful errance through hell. Episodic in opposition as I and II, including sex. The best is the relationship with Terada who dies for Kaki. That´s hopeless...
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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 fellow men sneak behind enemy lines. Ultimately, he finds himself in the exact opposite position he held in the first episode: then a labor manager, Kaji is now a prisoner of war, forced to work for the Russians, whom do not seem to hold to the Communist ideals in which Kaji himself had put his faith.
Release date: 5 August 1970
UPC: 014381455229
Tags: Japan (4), 1960s (4), History (3), War (3), Japanese (3), Sequel (3), Drama (3), World War II (2), East Asia (2), Soldiers (2), 1961 (2), Soviet Union (2), Asian (2), China (2), WWII (1), 60's (1), Japon (1), 1945 (1), Foreign Language (1), 1960's (1)
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