Following World War II, a retired professor approaching his autumn years finds his quality of life drastically reduced in war-torn Tokyo. Denying despair, he pursues writing and celebrates his birthday with his adoring students.
On a post-war peaceful day in Japan, Toyomatsu Shimizu, a barber as well as a good father and husband, is suddenly arrested by the Prefectural Police as a war criminal and sued for murder. ... See full summary »
Had a chance to watch this, I like Nakai as an entertainer, wanted to see how he is at acting, my opinion is it's not very satisfying but still he's a good entertainer, so that's still good. Cinematography, it was extraordinary, especially the scene where Nakama is walking through snow to get signatures from people and she goes to the cliff to stare at the winter sea, wow, amazing. Some scenes, computer graphics are added to make the scenery look better, I don't think it was a good choice at all, it's very phony and ugly. Tsurube, his acting is totally brilliant, he surely is a very skilled man, didn't know he could act so well, it's unbelievable.... I hope I get to see more of his acting in the future. Story is very obvious but interesting, what a life, all he wants to do is live a happy life with his family, cut people's hair, then the rich, fascist pigs want the poor to go to war for them, so they can get more money, THEN they hang the private for following an order, an order that he is required to follow, if he disobeys, he will be shot, hell of a decision to make. There certainly were many fxxers who used the war to let out their evil, which they certainly deserve so much more than a death sentence but it is true that there were many people who didn't want anything to do with the war, hurt other people, people who just wanted to live in peace but were forcefully drafted by the fascist pigs. Nobody wins in war other than the rich and greedy fxxers who caused it.
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