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Behind Forgotten Eyes (2007)

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Behind Forgotten eyes combines first-hand accounts from both Korean women and Japanese soldiers who lived through one of the worst atrocities in humankind. This is almost out for these women and their stories.

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Anthony Alex Gilmore (as Anthony Gilmore)

Writer:

Anthony Alex Gilmore (as Anthony Gilmore)

Star:

Yunjin Kim
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Yunjin Kim ... Narrator (as Yoon-jin Kim)
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Nuremberg. The trials of Nazi war criminals in the aftermath of the Second World War are well known around the world as an example of justice delivered. Yet there were other unspeakable crimes stemming from that war, and for their victims, justice has been denied. Germany has reckoned with her wartime past. When, if ever, will Japan do the same? Behind Forgotten Eyes presents the stories of a few brave women who came forward and broke the silence protecting a past that some want to stay buried. What are these stories that were hidden for so long? Whilst Korea groaned under the harsh colonial rule of Imperial Japan, the Japanese military coerced, tricked, and forced the women of Korea into a brutal and systematic form of sexual slavery on an unimaginable scale. During colonial Japan's wars, the Japanese military procured more than 200,000 Korean girls and women to serve as sexual slaves. Forbidden to leave the rickety shacks hastily constructed near the front lines of Imperial Japan's ... Written by Anthony Gilmore

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During WWII over 200,000 Korea women were forcefully used as sexual slaves by the Japanese army...now they demand to be heard. See more »

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Documentary

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USA | South Korea | Japan

Language:

Japanese | Korean | English

Release Date:

15 September 2007 (USA) See more »

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Korea

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital (RCA Sound System)

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Black and White | Color (NTSC Color)| Color

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1.78 : 1
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some parts in bad taste
27 December 2008 | by dogtangSee all my reviews

Found in particular bad taste the interjection of cheesy and sexually suggestive condom video and cheesy clip of man unzipping pants.

These were apparently meant to be funny, but were not.

Also, use of "japanimation" or "anime" styled anime complete with anime "voices" was really not quite right, especially considering the particular voice used.

Also, interjection of video clip from "kung fu chopsocky" flick with English dub-over (apparently) was out of place.

And the use of apparently historical propaganda posters mixed in with apparently real photos and current video, all without explanation made it seem sometimes that the girls who were enslaved somehow enjoyed their time in the comfort stations.

Finally, I'd like to say that there is nothing wrong with making a straight-up serious documentary, especially when the topic is war and sex slavery.

Why can we not simply be serious without being "entertaining" or "ironic" or just too clever for our own good? My name is Irwin Tang, and I am a writer/author living in Austin, Texas.


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