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Fires on the Plain (1959)

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Release date
1959
Original Title
Nobi
Runtime
1h 48m
Shade
Black & White
Audio
japanese
Frame
16:9 (widescreen)
Plot
In February, 1945, during last days of the Battle of Leyte, elements of the Imperial Japanese army have been abandoned by their leaders and deprived of food and supplies. Command and control has disintegrated, leaving individuals and small groups to their own devices in order to survive the rapidly deteriorating situation. Shuttled between his unit and a field hospital, a tubercular Private Tamura is forced to strike out on his own, hoping to avoid starvation and the tightening siege by American forces. Seeing his fellow soldiers slaughtered while trying to escape or surrender, the increasingly desperate Tamura bonds with Yasuda and Nagamatsu, two opportunists who barter tobacco for food and other provisions. While they live on "monkey meat," Tamura is confronted with the price he must pay in order to survive.
Genre
Drama, War
Director
Kon Ichikawa
Cast
Eiji Funakoshi, Osamu Takizawa, Mickey Curtis, Mantaro Ushio
IMDB rating
8.2/10

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