MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 27,180 this week

Summer Soldiers (1972)
"Samâ sorujâ" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  1 October 1972 (USA)
7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 80 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 4 critic

Add a Plot

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 47 titles
created 17 Jun 2013
 
list image
a list of 116 titles
created 11 Jul 2013
 
list image
a list of 9998 titles
created 10 months ago
 
list image
a list of 803 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 2531 titles
created 2 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Summer Soldiers" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Summer Soldiers (1972)

Summer Soldiers (1972) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Summer Soldiers.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Masahiro Shinoda
Stars: Shima Iwashita, Tomoko Naraoka, Kirin Kiki
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Sadako was raised as a maid in the household of her husband, who continues to treat her as a serf. While the husband is away... See full synopsis »

Director: Shôhei Imamura
Stars: Masumi Harukawa, Kô Nishimura, Shigeru Tsuyuguchi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Amorality in Japan. Tome is born into poverty in rural Japan, in the late 1910s. Chuji, her father, dotes on her; her mother is less faithful. Tome becomes a neighbor's mistress, works at ... See full summary »

Director: Shôhei Imamura
Stars: Emiko Aizawa, Setsuko Amamiya, Tomio Aoki
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A middle-aged bar hostess, constantly in debt, is faced with numerous social constraints and challenges posed to her by her family, customers and friends.

Director: Mikio Naruse
Stars: Hideko Takamine, Tatsuya Nakadai, Masayuki Mori
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In an isolated mountain resort, a woman gets involved in a love triangle between herself, her volatile lover and her ex-boyfriend, for whom she had platonic feelings.

Director: Yoshishige Yoshida
Stars: Mariko Okada, Isao Kimura, Yukio Ninagawa
Meshi (1951)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Michiyo lives in the small place Osaka and is not happy with her marriage, all she does is cook and clean for her husband.

Director: Mikio Naruse
Stars: Ken Uehara, Setsuko Hara, Yukiko Shimazaki
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara
Stars: Ihei Kimura, Jun Mki, Shouji Ootake
Hokusai (1953)
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A documentary about the life and art of wood-block artist Katsushika Hokusai.

Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara
Stars: Yoshi Katô
Warera no Shuyaku (TV Movie 1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara
Ikebana (1956)
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The history and art of ikebana, a centuries old Japanese art of flower arrangement and a look inside the Sogetsu School of Ikebana, where the director's father Sofu Teshigahara worked as the grand master of the school.

Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara
Stars: Tomoko Naraoka, Sofu Teshigahara
The Ceremony (1971)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: Nagisa Ôshima
Stars: Kenzô Kawarasaki, Atsuko Kaku, Atsuo Nakamura
Tokyo 1958 (1958)
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Eight filmmakers collaborate with Teshigahara to bring a newsreel-style snapshot of Tokyo in 1957-58, when it had eight and a half million people and was the largest city in the world. The ... See full summary »

Directors: Susumu Hani, Yoshiro Kawazu, and 7 more credits »
Stars: Donald Richie
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Keith Sykes ...
Jim
Reisen Ri ...
Relko
Kazuo Kitamura ...
Tachikawa
Toshiko Kobayashi ...
Mrs. Tachikawa
Shôichi Ozawa ...
Tanikawa
Tetsuko Kuroyanagi ...
Mrs. Tanikawa
Hideo Kanze ...
Shimezu
Tamao Nakamura ...
Mrs. Shimezu
Hisashi Igawa ...
Ota
Kunie Tanaka ...
Fujimura
Takeshi Katô ...
Driver
...
Miguel
Barry Cotton ...
Daryl
John Nathan ...
Pete
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

1 October 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sommersoldaten  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
G.I.deserters in Japan
18 March 2007 | by (Russian Federation) – See all my reviews

I had seen this movie as one in box set of Teshigahara issued in Japan few years ago.This is his last one and most boring movie in the box set. American G.I.Jim deserts his base in Japan.His Japanese bar hostess girlfriend help hip to avoid military police and he escaped to Tokyo and begins to be a part of anti-war organization. During Vitnam War was many of American and European movies like that. Script was written by Japanese culture researcher John Nathan.Alienating from society in 60-70s was very common theme in books and movies...Relationship with Japanese well-known from Madame Butterfly...That movie is different from beautiful artistic black-and-white movies of Teshigahara. Avoid it.


3 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Summer Soldiers (1972) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?