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The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer (1961) More at IMDbPro »Ningen no jôken (original title)

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Director:
Writers:
Zenzô Matsuyama (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
5 August 1970 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
His ideals challenged by life as a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist faces ever greater tests in his fight for survival. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Tatsuya Nakadai ... Kaji

Michiyo Aratama ... Michiko
Tamao Nakamura ... Hinannmin no Shôjo

Yûsuke Kawazu ... Terada Nitôhei

Chishû Ryû ... Hinanmin no Chôrô
Taketoshi Naitô ... Tange Ittôhei

Kyôko Kishida ... Ryûko
Reiko Hitomi ... Umeko
Keijirô Morozumi ... Hironaka Gôchô
Kôji Kiyomura ... Hikita Ittôhei
Nobuo Kaneko ... Kirihara Gôchô
Fujio Suga ... Nagata Taii

Tatsuya Ishiguro ... Dôkutsu Taichô
Kazuo Kitamura ... Kitagô Sôchô
Toshio Takahara ... Chôsen e Iku Heichô
Akira Yamanouchi ... Kira Jôtôhei

Hiroshi Nihon'yanagi ... Noge Shôsa
Kôichi Hayashi ... Minagawa Tsûyaku
Kô Mihashi ... Rôkyôshi
Kichijirô Ueda ... Sekitan'ya
Saburô Bôya ... Zakkaya
Masahiko Naruse ... Chôsenjin
Takashi Sue ... Ogura Heichô
Kin Sugai ... Dôro no Hinanmin
Miyoko Nakamura ... Zakkaya no Tsuma
Yoshie Minami ... Rôkyôshi no Tsuma (as Yoshi'e Minami)
Noriko Ishimoto ... Sekitan'ya no Tsuma
Takayuki Shindô ... Hinanmin no Shônen
Fumie Kitahara ... Buraku no Hinanmin (as Fumi'e Kitahara)
Gen'ya Nagai ... Heitai A
Hideo Fukuhara ... Heitai B
Tadayoshi Hirosawa ... Ide Ittôhei
Tetsuo Mizoi ... Hoshô
Daijirô Minami ... Ikkenn'ya no Rônôfu
Kanji Ôsugi ... Hatake no Chûgoku Nômin
Mamoru Hirata ... Fukumoto Jôtôhei
Hideo Hirosawa ... Heitai C
Takao Tsuge ... Heitai D
Kôtarô Hirasawa ... Dassô Suru Heitai A
Masatoshi Kanematsu ... Dassô Suru Heitai B
Yuichi Kikuchi ... Ujii'e Jôtôhei (as Yûichi Kikuchi)
Hachirô Maruyama ... Tsûyaku
Akira Kimura ... Chûgokujin no Wakamono
Yasuo Minami ... Naganuma - Chûi
Hideko Aki ... Hinanmin no Onna
Mikiko Suzuki ... Hinanmin no Onna
Yumiko Oguri ... Hinanmin no Onna
Kazuko Hirano ... Hinanmin no Onna
Yoshiko Watanabe ... Hinanmin no Onna
Yôko Hayashi ... Hinanmin no Onna
Fumiko Kondô ... Chôsenjin no Tsuma
Edo Kîn ... Sorengun Shôkô
Ronarudo Serufu ... Chabâefu
Pôru Rafaero ... Tôbatsutai no Shikikan
Wiriamu Bassun ... Shisatsu Sareru Hoshô
Henrî Ban ... Manjûya

Hideko Takamine ... Hinanmin no Onna

Directed by
Masaki Kobayashi 
 
Writing credits
Zenzô Matsuyama (screenplay) &
Kôichi Inagaki (screenplay) &
Masaki Kobayashi (screenplay)

Jumpei Gomikawa (novel) (as Junpei Gomikawa)

Produced by
Masaki Kobayashi .... producer
Shigeru Wakatsuki .... producer
 
Original Music by
Chûji Kinoshita 
 
Cinematography by
Yoshio Miyajima 
 
Film Editing by
Keiichi Uraoka 
 
Art Direction by
Kazue Hirataka 
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ningen no jôken" - Japan (original title)
"Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer" - USA (DVD title)
"The Human Condition III" - USA
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Runtime:
190 min | West Germany:143 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Stereo (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
USA:Not Rated | West Germany:16 (f) (heavily cut)

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Is the first Japanese movie in stereo.See more »
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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
personality effecting movie, 20 March 2012
Author: ibts12 from Pakistan

i had listened a lot about this movie but was unlucky that i had not seen this. This is a fascinating movie and i think that i am still feeling effect of the movie on my personality. I never imagined that even a movie can effect someone so much,and also there is feeling that what should be an excellent human condition ( as shown by Kaji and his wife) and what is prevailing human condition as we see around us. I have deep regards for all the crew of the movie who provided us a worth seeing and personality effecting movie. I dedicate all I have learned to the director of movie Masaki Kobayashi.

I have given the movie 10/10 because i find no point to deduct even a single mark. I recommend all serious movie viewers to kindly must see this movie and try to learn from it.

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