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525 Ratings

Fires on the Plain


Directed by Kon Ichikawa
Japan, 1959
War, Drama


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.

Fires on the Plain Directed by Kon Ichikawa

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