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Human Condition II - The Road to Eternity
Human Condition II - The Road to Eternity
Actors: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Kokinji Katsura, Jun Tatara, Michirô Minami
Director: Masaki Kobayashi
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Military & War
UR     1999     3hr 1min

Writer/director Masaki Kobayashi's powerful trilogy continues as the newly drafted, idealistic Kaji (Tatsuya Nakadai) is ordered to Manchuria, the site of Japan's longest and most savage atrocities during World War II. Whe...  more »

     
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Actors: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Kokinji Katsura, Jun Tatara, Michirô Minami
Director: Masaki Kobayashi
Creators: Yoshio Miyajima, Masaki Kobayashi, Keiichi Uraoka, Shigeru Wakatsuki, Jumpei Gomikawa, Zenzo Matsuyama
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Military & War
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Military & War
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Black and White,Widescreen,Letterboxed - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 07/06/1999
Release Year: 1999
Run Time: 3hr 1min
Screens: Black and White,Widescreen,Letterboxed
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 8
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: Japanese
Subtitles: English

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H. Richards | Sydney, Australia | 08/19/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The acting is inspiring, the script gut-wrenchingly convincing and the cinematography on a par with that of other Japanese classics. This three-part series tells it like it was without cliches and the impact is restrained enough to last for three hours in each episode. Kaji, an idealistic Japanese man with socialist inclinations is embroiled in the fascist culture of WWII Japan. His struggle as a conscientious objector has universal overtones: the conflicts between mass mania and personal integrity, between nationalistic tribalism and humanistic sensitivity, between the pack mentality of bullying and the vulnerability of someone who stands up for what is right."