A clever injunction against war, this film by director Kihachi Okamoto centers on the character of a dedicated, old-fashioned soldier (Minoru Terada) versus the changes going on around him at the end of World War II.
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I implore anyone with an interest in Japanese cinema (or cinema in general) to seek out this pitch black anti-war satire from the underrated Okamoto. If nothing else, you'll see Chishu Ryu as you never have before.