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6 Ratings

Sayon's Bell

Sayon no kane

Directed by Hiroshi Shimizu
Japan, 1943


A cheerful young man in Taiwan plans to raise a baby boar with the local children.

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Sayon's Bell Directed by Hiroshi Shimizu

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  • Karl J. Kipling's rating of the film Sayon's Bell

    Propaganda film meant to convince the colonials that Japan is a stern but fair father for whom it is an honor to die, where benign Japanese cheerfully police and school a subjugated Taiwanese mountain people - whoops!, I mean fervent Japanese patriots in charming costumes! Has the director's usual lovely outdoor photography and lyric scenes, though no amount of those can overcome the foulness of the film's content.

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