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The Ode to Joy (2006)

Baruto no gakuen (original title)
German soldiers are transported to a prisoner-of-war camp in Japan after the First World War.

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Matsue
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Kurt Heinrich
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Iko
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Takagi
Oliver Bootz ...
Carl Baum
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Hermann Lake
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Shio
Shinobu Nakayama ...
Matsu
Etsuko Ichihara ...
Sue
Shirô Mifune ...
Matsue's father
Hiroshi Katsuno ...
Shimada
Ren Ôsugi ...
Kuroda
Eiji Bandô ...
Nango
Shigeru Izumiya ...
Tada
Mitsuru Hirata ...
Umatsu
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German soldiers are transported to a prisoner-of-war camp in Japan after the First World War.

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17 June 2006 (Japan)  »

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Ode an die Freude  »

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Many of the German soldiers in the movie were not Germans, but Hungarians, Russians, Norwegians, Swedes, Americans, British and Canadian people. Many of which were students from Universities from around the Kansai area, like Osaka and Kyoto. Thus, when the soldiers were going to shout and talk and make noises, only the German people and people who could pronounce perfect, or good enough German were allowed to say something. See more »

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