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28 February 1965 (Japan) See more »
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In WW2 Manchuria, a prostitute grows to resent an abusive adjutant and falls in love with his aide. | Add synopsis »
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Interesting anti-militaristic story about love and power. See more (13 total) »

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Directed by
Seijun Suzuki 
 
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Hajime Takaiwa 
Taijirô Tamura  story

Produced by
Kaneo Iwai .... producer
 
Original Music by
Naozumi Yamamoto 
 
Cinematography by
Kazue Nagatsuka 
 
Film Editing by
Akira Suzuki 
 
Production Design by
Takeo Kimura 
 
Production Management
Banri Sonoyama .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Masami Kuzû .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Toshimi Katagiri .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Keiji Kaneda .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Masahiro Takashima .... gaffer
 

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Also Known As:
"Shunpu den" - Japan (original title)
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West Germany:96 min | Japan:96 min
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Remake of Desertion at Dawn (1950)See more »

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13 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Interesting anti-militaristic story about love and power., 29 June 1999
Author: freakus from San Francisco, CA

Although it's not quite as satisfying as Suzuki's gangster films, I was drawn in by the power struggle for the loyalty of Mikami. Harumi (the prostitute) loves him and wants him to abandon his duty to imperial japan to run away with her. Narita (Mikami's commander) treats Mikami like a dog but knows he will never shirk his duties to the military. Eventually Mikami's foolish loyalty to the army results in disaster for himself, Harumi and even his battalion. Like "Gate of Flesh", this is also based on a novel by Tajiro Tamura.

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