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The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity (II) (1959)
"Ningen no jôken" (original title)

 -  Drama | History | War  -  February 1961 (USA)
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As a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist struggles to maintain his determination to keep his ideals.

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Michiyo Aratama ...
Kokinji Katsura ...
Sasa Nitôhei (segment "Dai 3 bu")
Jun Tatara ...
Hino Jun'i (segment "Dai 3 bu")
Michirô Minami ...
Yoshida Jôtôhei (segment "Dai 3 bu")
Kei Satô ...
Shinjô Ittôhei (segment "Dai 3 bu")
Kunie Tanaka ...
Obara Nitôhei (segment "Dai 3 bu")
Ryôhei Uchida ...
Hashitani Gunsô (segment "Dai 3 bu")
Kan Yanagiya ...
Tanoue Nitôhei (segment "Dai 3 bu")
Kenjiro Uemura ...
Bannai Jôtôhei (segment "Dai 3 bu") (as Kenjirô Uemura)
Kaneko Iwasaki ...
Tokunaga Kangofu (segment "Dai 3 bu")
Mayumi Kurata ...
Obara no Tsuma (segment "Dai 3 bu")
Taketoshi Naitô ...
Tange Ittôhei (segment "Dai 3 bu")
Hideo Kidokoro ...
Kudô Taii (segment "Dai 3 bu")
Yoshiaki Aoki ...
Soga Gunsô (segment "Dai 3 bu")
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Kaji is sent to the Japanese army labeled Red and is mistreated by the vets. Along his assignment, Kaji witnesses cruelties in the army; he revolts against the abusive treatment spent to the recruit Obara that commits suicide; he also sees his friend Shinjô Ittôhei defecting to the Russian border; and he ends in the front to fight a lost battle against the Russian tanks division. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Tokunaga Kangofu: You were talking in your sleep, calling for Sinjo and a Michiko. Your sweetheart? Or your wife?
Kaji: Both.
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First Sequel of an Anti-War Masterpiece
13 February 2013 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Kaji is sent to the Japanese army labeled of Red and is mistreated by the vets. Along his assignment, Kaji witnesses cruelties in the army; he revolts against the abusive treatment spent to the recruit Obara that commits suicide; he also sees his friend Shinjô Ittôhei defecting to the Russian border; and he ends in the front to fight a lost battle against the Soviet tanks division.

"The Human Condition – Parts III & IV" is the first sequel of the anti- war masterpiece by Masaki Kobayashi. The story is impressively realistic and magnificently shot with top-notch camera work, giving the sensation of a documentary. But maybe the most impressive is to see the treatment of the Japanese military with their soldiers. If they treated their own compatriots with such brutality, imagine how the enemies would be treated? My vote is ten.

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