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28 February 1965 (Japan) See more »
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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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"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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16 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
A B-production triumphs over the A, 12 October 2005
Author: urashimaru2002 from San Francisco, CA

Based on a novel written by Tamura Taijiro, and is actually a remake of 1950 Toho film Escape at Dawn directed by Taniguchi Senkichi with stars Ikebe Ryo and Shirley Yamaguchi, director Suzuki Seijun transformed a Nikkatsu ready-made routine script with low budget and tight schedule into one of his finest arts. Without digressing from the script or the novel, he recreated his signature world that is abstractive and ideological. Even though this is a B-movie, or maybe because it is, Suzuki with the production designer Kimura Takeo displays fantastic backdrops using some painstaking techniques of visual effects, superb studio sets and location filming behind outstanding performances acted by Kawaji Tamio, Nogawa Yumiko and Tamagawa Isawo. Compare to the Escape that has altered some elements from the Tamura's original this Suzuki version is essentially true to it, therefore Suzuki version has quite important elements such as the prostitution in the Army, multiple stratum of knotty personae and complicated layers of grotesque psychological characterizations concomitant to their bizarre relationships all of that are omitted in the Taniguchi's "fine literary effort." Along with his sense of unique humor these deep feelings the film radiates might be inspired from his own war experiences as a soldier during the WW II and it could be said that, in this regard, some similarity might be in Samuel Fuller's, many of these films are also deeply affected by Fuller's own war experiences.

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