Toward the end of World War II, middle-aged soldier Keita is entrusted with a postcard from a comrade who is sure he will die in battle. After the war ends, Keita visits his comrade's wife Yuko and bears witness to the tragic life she has led. This year's Oscar entry from Japan finds SHINDO in top form and his 49th and reportedly last film as fresh and poignant as ever.
Nippon Connection Film Festival
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Japan's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 84th Academy Awards 2012. See more
Roei no uta (aka: Song of bivouac)
Composed by Yûji Koseki
Send-off scene to the battlefield See more
6 August 2011 (Japan)
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Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $37,696
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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