The Human Condition is a Japanese epic film trilogy made between 1959 and 1961. The trilogy follows the life of Kaji, a Japanese pacifist and socialist, as he tries to survive in the fascist and oppressive world of WWII-era Japan. No Greater Love (1959) opens with Kaji marrying his sweetheart Michiko despite his misgivings about the future.
|Original Title||:||人間の條件 第１部純愛篇／第２部激怒篇|
|Release Date||:||January 15, 1959|
|Genres||:||War, Drama, History|
|Production Company||:||Shôchiku Eiga, Ninjin Club|
|Writers||:||Jumpei Gomikawa, Masaki Kobayashi, Zenzô Matsuyama|
|Casts||:||Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Chikage Awashima, Ineko Arima, Sô Yamamura, Akira Ishihama, Kôji Nanbara, Seiji Miyaguchi, Tôru Abe, Masao Mishima, Eitarô Ozawa, Kôji Mitsui, Akitake Kôno, Nobuo Nakamura, Kyû Sazanka, Eijirô Tôno, Shinsuke Ashida, Keiji Sada, Yasushi Nagata, Yoshio Kosugi, Toshiko Kobayashi, Taiji Tonoyama, Akira Tani, Junji Masuda, Torahiko Hamada, Teruko Kishi, Takamaru Sasaki, Akio Isono, Jun Ôtomo, Junkichi Orimoto, Zenichi Inagawa, Shinichirô Minami, Hôsei Komatsu, Tokuko Sugiyama, Sue Mitobe, Nobuo Takagi, Masami Maehata, Keiji Tsuchida, Isao Suenaga, Jun Tanizaki, Hisashi Taki, Haruko Chichibu, Tsuneko Sasaki, Kanji Ôsugi, Ryuji Kita|
|Plot Keywords||:||japan, japanese, fascism, world war ii, conscientious objector, escape from prison, snow, soldier, chinese, shallow grave, mandarin, ore mine|
This is an excellent film about one man attempting to change the system. Kaji brings his youthful enthusiasm, idealism, and humanism against a cruel, unjust machine. The acting, direction, and cinematography are all world class. This is a gripping film which will leave you yearning for part two. This is just the start of a stunning epic.