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Human (1962)
"Ningen" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  4 November 1962 (Japan)
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The ship Kaijin Maru is left adrift after losing all means of navigation in a storm. The four people on the ship are becoming increasingly desperate as food and water run out.

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Credited cast:
Taiji Tonoyama ...
Kamegoro
Nobuko Otowa ...
Gorosuke
Kei Satô ...
Hachizo
Kei Yamamoto ...
Sankichi
Hideo Kanze ...
Konpira-san
Misako Watanabe ...
Kamegoro's wife
Jun Hamamura ...
Soldier
Sumie Sasaki ...
Woman at the port
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Kentarô Kaji
Tomoyoshi Murayama
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The ship Kaijin Maru is left adrift after losing all means of navigation in a storm. The four people on the ship are becoming increasingly desperate as food and water run out.

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A near-masterpiece that should be as well known as any of Kaneto Shindo's other films
11 June 2012 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

Fantastic! A crew of four on a small fishing vessel get stranded after their ship is destroyed in a storm. They have a small supply of food and water, and soon the tensions are rising. This is just a beautifully shot (in that glorious black and white widescreen that Japan of the 60s excelled at) and directed film. Shindo's use of space is outstanding. Taiji Tonoyama plays the captain, a man who lived through the starvation of the war. Kei Yamamoto plays Tonyama's young nephew. Kei Sato and Nobuko Otowa play the other two crew members, and the ones who decide that they no longer want to follow the captain's orders. This is nearly a masterpiece, but there are a couple of plot developments toward the end that feel a bit too pat. The title translates to A Man, The Man or just Human (which is the translation my subtitles settled on).


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