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The Human Condition III: A Soldier’s Prayer

(Ningen no joken)

featuring

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

By Part III of Kobayashi’s World War II epic, the Japanese army is being routed by superior Russian troops. Soldier Kaji (Tatsuya Nakadai) is captured by the Soviets and imprisoned, learning the bitter truth about the Red Army as liberators.

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
  • 196 mins
Source
  • Janus Films