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Hymn to a Tired Man (1968)

Nihon no seishun (original title)
During WWII a soldier is beaten so badly by a superior officer he is left deaf. After the war he is an inventor and meets this officer at the patent office. The man is still the bully he was.

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Tomoko Naraoka ...
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Kei Satô ...
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During WWII a soldier is beaten so badly by a superior officer he is left deaf. After the war he is an inventor and meets this officer at the patent office. The man is still the bully he was.

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