Former classmates Zaizen Goro (Tamiya Jiro) and Satomi Shuji (Yamamoto Gaku) are both assistant professors at the Naniwa University Hospital in Osaka. The personable Shuji is dedicated to his patients and research, but the ruthlessly ambitious Goro is more interested in career advancement and public relations than medical practice and ethics. On the outside the hospital is a place of healing, but behind the scene lie rivalry and sabotage. —yesasia.com
Satsuo Yamamoto (山本 薩夫 Yamamoto Satsuo?, July 15, 1910 – August 11, 1983) was a Japanese film director.
Yamamoto was born in Kagoshima Prefecture on July 15, 1910. He dropped out of Waseda University to join Shochiku, where he worked as an assistant director to Mikio Naruse and others. He followed Naruse when he moved to PCL, and became a director in his own right after the company was reborn as Toho. During WWII he directed several pro-war propaganda films for them despite being a fervent member of the Japanese Communist Party (JCP), and after the war he rallied against the company as a driving force behind the union during the 1948 Toho labour dispute (in which the JCP was heavily involved), after which was ultimately fired.
He subsequently worked on independent films and made numerous intensely rebellious and substantial socially conscious works. From the 1960s onward, he directed a succession of major films including the Toyoko Yamasaki adaptations “The Ivory Tower… read more