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4.2
518 Ratings

Fires on the Plain

Nobi

Directed by Kon Ichikawa
Japan, 1959
War, Drama

Synopsis

An agonizing portrait of desperate Japanese soldiers stranded in a strange land during World War II, Kon Ichikawa’s Fires on the Plain is a compelling descent into psychological and physical oblivion, and one of the most powerful works from one of Japanese cinema’s most versatile filmmakers.

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Fires on the Plain Directed by Kon Ichikawa

Awards & Festivals

Locarno International Film Festival

1961 | Winner: Golden Sail

Edinburgh International Film Festival

2002

Melbourne International Film Festival

1966

Kinema Junpo Awards

1960 | 2 wins including: Best Actor

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