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Fires on the Plain (2014)

Nobi (original title)
A Japanese soldier endures illness, starvation and brutality in the Philippines at the tail end of WW2.

Director:

Shin'ya Tsukamoto

Writers:

Shohei Ooka (novel), Shin'ya Tsukamoto (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Shin'ya Tsukamoto ... Tamura
Lily Franky ... Yasuda (as Lily Frankie)
Tatsuya Nakamura Tatsuya Nakamura ... Corporal
Yûsaku Mori Yûsaku Mori ... Nagamatsu
Yûko Nakamura Yûko Nakamura ... Tamura's Wife
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dean Newcombe ... American Soldier
Hiroshi Suzuki Hiroshi Suzuki
Masato Tsujioka Masato Tsujioka
Hiroshi Yamamoto
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A Japanese soldier endures illness, starvation and brutality in the Philippines at the tail end of WW2.

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Drama | War

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Based on the 1959 film of the same name by Kon Ichikawa. See more »

Connections

Remake of Fires on the Plain (1959) See more »

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Dentist's drill
22 March 2020 | by edgeofrealitySee all my reviews

Horrible and unforgettable I guess, this film set in the last days of the Japaneses occupation of the Philippines.. If you are in the right, masochistic mood, as I partly was, this is stimulating in its gore, which reaches and then goes far beyond most zombie movies. In fact, the 'hero' and much of the cast stumble about in zombie fashion, searching for yams and when these are scarce, bits of human pork - even, in once scene, eating their own. The actors make little impression, becasue, as in many films where most characters are there to be bumped off, they are easy to confuse. There are some weird jump cuts and sudden fades to white, with a harsh score, adding to the excruciating effect of having a root canal done to you by a psychopathic novice.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

25 July 2015 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Fires on the Plain See more »

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Kaijyu Theater See more »
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1.85 : 1
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