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Yuki yukite, shingun ()


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A documentary following Kenzo Okuzaki, a 62-year-old WW2 veteran notorious for his protests against Emperor Hirohito, as he tries to expose the needless executions of two Japanese soldiers during the war.

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Kenzo Okuzaki ...
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Riichi Aikawa
Masaichi Hamaguchi
Toshio Hara
Shichiro Kojima
Masao Koshimizu
Taro Maruyama
Toshiya Nomura
Shizumi Okuzaki
Eizaburo Oshima
Rinko Sakimoto
Yukio Seo
Iseko Shimamoto
Minoru Takami
Kichitaro Yamada

Directed by

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Kazuo Hara

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Shôhei Imamura ... associate producer
Sachiko Kobayashi ... producer
Yunoshin Moiyoshi ... associate producer
Yasuko Tokunaga ... associate producer

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Kazuo Hara

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Jun Nabeshima

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Kôichi Ohmiya ... assistant director (as Kouichi Ohmiya)
Tokuji Yosuoka ... assistant director

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Shin'ichi Itô ... sound effects
Toyohiko Kuribayashi ... sound recordist

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Satoru Hirosawa ... assistant camera
Toshiaki Takamura ... assistant camera

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Plot Summary

This documentary was five years in the making, and revolves around 62-year-old Okuzaki Kenzo, a survivor of the battlefields of New Guinea in World War II who gained notoriety by slingshooting steel pinballs at Emperor Showa to protest against what he considered to be the ruler's war crimes. Setting out to conduct interviews with survivors and relatives, he finds the truth of the past to be elusive, achieving a breakthrough only when he confronts ex-Sergeant Yamada, who grudgingly admits the occurrence and instructional source of certain atrocities. Written by L.H.Wong

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Also Known As
  • ゆきゆきて、神軍 (Japan, Japanese title)
  • The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On (World-wide, English title)
  • The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On (United Kingdom)
  • El ejército desnudo del emperador sigue marchando (Argentina)
  • P'rá frente Exército de Deus (Portugal)
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  • 122 min
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Budget $222,000 (estimated)

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Trivia American documentary filmmaker Erroll Morris listed this film as one of the top ten non fiction movies. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Movies to Change the World (2011). See more »

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