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The Human Condition II: The Road to Eternity

(Ningen no joken)

featuring

Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Ineko Arima, So Yamamura,

In Part II of Kobayashi’s nine-hour epic about Japan’s occupation of China during the Second World War, soldier Kaji (Tatsuya Nakadai) is appalled by the treatment afforded recruits. Given the rank of officer, he tries to install more humane procedures but only succeeds in attracting the ire of his fellow officers.

FILM DETAILS 
Screenwriter
  • Masaki Kobayashi
  • Zenzo Matsuyama
Based On
  • the novel by Junpei Gomikawa

Cinematographer
  • Yoshio Miyajima
Language
  • Japanese
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • B&W
  • 'Scope 35mm
  • 183 mins
Source
  • Janus Films