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Ana-ta-han ()

Anatahan (original title)
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In June 1944, twelve Japanese seaman are stranded on an abandoned-and-forgotten island called An-ta-han for seven years. The island's only inhabitants are the overseer of the abandoned... See more »

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Keiko Kusakabe, the 'Queen Bee'
Tadashi Suganuma ...
Kusakabe, Husband of Keiko (as Suganuma)
Kisaburo Sawamura ...
Kuroda (as Sawamura)
Shôji Nakayama ...
Nishio (as Nakayama)
Jun Fujikawa ...
Yoshisato (as Fujikawa)
Hiroshi Kondô ...
Yanaginuma (as Kondo)
Shozo Miyashita ...
Sennami (as Miyashita)
Tsuruemon Bando ...
Doi (as Tsuruemon)
Kikuji Onoe ...
Kaneda (as Kikuji)
Rokuriro Kineya ...
Marui (as Rokuriro)
Daijiro Tamura ...
Kanzaki (as Tamura)
Chizuru Kitagawa ...
(as Kitagawa)
Takeshi Suzuki ...
Takahashi (as Suzuki)
Shiro Amikura ...
Amanuma (as Amikura)
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Narrator (uncredited) (voice)

Directed by

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Josef von Sternberg

Written by

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Tatsuo Asano ... (screenplay) (uncredited)
 
Younghill Kang ... (novel translation)
 
Michiro Maruyama ... (novel)
 
Josef von Sternberg ... (screenplay) (as Joseph von Sternberg)

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Kazuo Takimura ... producer (as Takimura)
Nagamasa Kawakita ... executive producer (uncredited)
Yoshio Osawa ... executive producer (uncredited)
Josef von Sternberg ... executive producer (uncredited)

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Akira Ifukube ... (as Ifukube)

Cinematography by

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Kôzô Okazaki
Josef von Sternberg ... (photographed by)

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Mitsuzô Miyata ... (as Miyata)

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Takashi Kono ... (as Kono)

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Iwashita ... assistant director

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Toyoshiro Fukuda ... storyboard artist

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Hisashi Kase ... sound recordist

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Eiji Tsuburaya ... special effects

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Kôzô Okazaki ... camera operator (as Okazaki)

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Okawa ... special assistant (as Okawa)
Shuji Taguchi ... assistant to director (as Taguchi)

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Plot Summary

In June 1944, twelve Japanese seaman are stranded on an abandoned-and-forgotten island called An-ta-han for seven years. The island's only inhabitants are the overseer of the abandoned plantation and an attractive young Japanese woman. Discipline is represented by a former warrant officer but ends when he suffers a loss-of-face catastrophe. Soon, discipline and rationality are replaced by a struggle for power and the woman. Power is represented by a pair of pistols found in the wreckage of an American airplane, so important that five men pay for their lives in a bid for supremacy. Written by Les Adams

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Also Known As
  • Ana-ta-han (United States)
  • Fièvre sur Anatahan (France)
  • The Saga of Anatahan
  • L'isola della donna contesa (Italy)
  • La saga de Anatahan (Argentina)
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  • 92 min
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Trivia Josef Von Sternberg included in this fiction movie, some footage from newsreel, showing the return of the Japanese troops after Japan surrendered in 1945. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in D'un silence l'autre - Josef von Sternberg (1967). See more »
Quotes Narrator: To look back on something is not the same as having lived it.
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