Friday, May 6 - Thursday, May 12, 2011

In 1940, a decorated Japanese soldier returns home, now a quadruple amputee tortured by memories of war crimes. To honor country and Emperor, his wife takes on the grueling task of fulfilling his every need. A fascinating, deeply affecting indictment of right-wing militarism from veteran director Wakamatsu (whose earlier United Red Army opens May 27).

  • Country Japan
  • Language In Japanese with English subtitles
  • Rating NR
  • Running Time 85 minutes
  • Director Koji Wakamatsu

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