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The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On
A Dedicated Filmmaker Hara Kazuo
The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On
A Dedicated Filmmaker Hara Kazuo
The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On
A Dedicated Filmmaker Hara Kazuo

Director

Hara Kazuo

Japan / 1987 / 122 minutes / DCP / Color

An obsessive meets an obsessive: Hara follows veteran Okuzaki Kenzo in his quest to expose and critique the horrors of the last days of World War II, when Japanese soldiers on New Guinea were faced with the choice between starvation and cannibalism. He confronts both victims – including families of those shot for their actions – and abusive commanders who failed them, in near-parodic politeness that opens with gifts and then turns to accusations. And his attacks go far – up to the cult of the Emperor (Hirohito) and a responsibility unspoken in Japanese society, which has shunned this film.

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