The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer

The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer (1961)

The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer
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The Japanese forces having been shattered, Kaji and some comrades embark on an epic journey on foot southward to where Kaji hopes to rejoin Michiko. After surviving many perils he is captured by the Red Army and subjected to treatment that echoes that meted out to the Chinese.

Original Title:人間の條件 完結篇
Release Date:January 28, 1961
Genres:War, Drama, History
Production Company:Shôchiku Eiga, Ninjin Club
Production Countries:Japan
Director:Masaki Kobayashi
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Plot Keywords:japan, china, japanese, world war ii, prisoners of war, russian, manchuria, sequel, soldier, chinese, japanese army
  • The Ten Hour Film Format has some Merits
    June 14, 2013
    This trilogy was a grueling and rewarding. It was chilling to watch but I persevered. It was about the conflict between nationalism and the individual struggling for humanism. If you transfer yourself to post WW2 Japan you could see how powerful this film was. It was necessary for the soul searching that was to heal the results of the war.
    It is as important today as it was then.
    This trilogy affected me deeply after watching it.
    There is hardly a frame in the ten hours that does not have any sub-text associated with it.
    The ten hour film format has some merits maybe it will catch on.