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Hymn to a Tired Man

Nihon no seishun

Directed by Masaki Kobayashi
Japan, 1968


During WWII a soldier is beaten so badly by a superior officer he is left deaf. After the war he is an inventor and meets this officer at the patent office. The man is still the bully he was.

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Hymn to a Tired Man Directed by Masaki Kobayashi

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  • Renton47's rating of the film Hymn to a Tired Man

    How many must suffer for the nationalism of others? This a curious war film where the horror doesn't happen on the battlefield or at the hands of the enemy, which perhaps makes its self-critique more resounding. In 1968 it also has the vantage to voice the discontent of new generations and condemn the Vietnam war. Its father and son dynamic reminds of more contemporary NY films, making this still relevant. Underseen.

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