The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity (II) (1959)
Kaji: You believe unconditionally that true freedom can be found over there?
Shinjô Ittôhei: Not unconditionally. It's all relative.
Kaji: What use do they have for a deserter? You'd be a mere tool. A little tool in the service of their big promises.
Shinjô Ittôhei: You doubt that all races are equal?
Kaji: I just don't share the same naive certainty. What have the Japanese done? Deserting the ranks of the invader doesn't prove the purity of your ideals. You're still just a deserter.
Shinjô Ittôhei: What are you trying to say?
Kaji: Prettier flowers blossoming on their soil doesn't justify rejecting your own. I could never do it.
Kaji: You seem to love ultimate victory even more than food. Personally, I love my wife more than ultimate victory. You may consider that unmanly. But when fighting starts, I'll be the only one you can count on.
Kageyama Shôi: You're a clever man, but picking the army as the stage for your battles was a fool's work. It's wiser to play it safe than be stubborn.
Tokunaga Kangofu: You were talking in your sleep, calling for Sinjo and a Michiko. Your sweetheart? Or your wife?
Kaji: There was so much I wanted to discuss with you.
Tange Ittôhei: We'll meet again somewhere. You can always meet those you really wish to.
Kaji: Someone once told me that true human beings will always find kindred spirits. You're proof of that.
Tange Ittôhei: Don't give me too much credit. But I appreciate your words.