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Post-War Japan

by Mark Ayala
Having been on the losing side of the most damaging war of all time and to have been the only nation on Earth to have been attacked by an atomic bomb, the pains, horrors, madness and tribulations have been very well covered in the art of cinema. I can’t say I’ve been there and knew how it was, but the impression I get from first hand accounts I’ve read, these films seem to touch upon this atmosphere of a country with a rising capitalist economy gone amok, the questioning of being nationalistic, the burgeoning crime underworld, the xenophopia of all other cultures and the jidaigeki that parallel the modern world. Here are some the best and… Read more

Having been on the losing side of the most damaging war of all time and to have been the only nation on Earth to have been attacked by an atomic bomb, the pains, horrors, madness and tribulations have been very well covered in the art of cinema. I can’t say I’ve been there and knew how it was, but the impression I get from first hand accounts I’ve read, these films seem to touch upon this atmosphere of a country with a rising capitalist economy gone amok, the questioning of being nationalistic, the burgeoning crime underworld, the xenophopia of all other cultures and the jidaigeki that parallel the modern world. Here are some the best and most important listed on Mubi.

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