The Human Condition II: The Road to Eternity
(Ningen no joken)
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.