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Director:
Writers:
Zenzô Matsuyama (screenplay) &
Kôichi Inagaki (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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Awards:
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User Reviews:
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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
Saburoh Bouya ... Zakkaya (as Saburô Bôya)
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
Daijiro Minami ... Ikkenn'ya no Rônôfu (as Daijirô Minami)
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)
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Kobayashi is the name of the Japanese character in the Bryan Singer film The Usual Suspects (1995). The role was played by British actor Pete Postlethwaite.See more »
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24 out of 48 people found the following review useful.
not the gangster slash-em-up buddy film you thought it would be, 5 May 2004
Author: (errandjones@hotmail.com) from Annandale, NY

If you have any remote interest in film go see this right away. Don't bother watching if you are too scared to attempt the entire 10 hours in one sitting. It's worth it and then some. The actor playing Kaji was terrific and each part turns out better than the last (everything really, the acting/camera work... all the bells and whistles just sound better the further in you get). It definitely struck me as something Adolfas Mekas would totally dig, which says a lot. This is a must see. If you decide to bring the wife and kids (or husband and mother-in-law or what- have-you) just be warned: this movie involves a fair amount of human suffering, on and off the screen. -Ed Hellman.

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