The Human Condition I : No Greater Love

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The Human Condition I: No Greater Love

japan fascism world war ii conscientious objector prison escape snow soldier chinese shallow grave mandarin ore mine

The Human Condition I : No Greater Love

Release Date: January 15, 1959

Year    :   1959
Slogan    :   «The Immortal Story»
Genres    :   War, Drama, History
Production Companies    :   Ninjin Club, Shochiku
Director    :   Masaki Kobayashi
Producers    :   Shigeru Wakatsuki, Shigeru Wakatsuki
Writers    :   Masaki Kobayashi, Zenzō Matsuyama, Jumpei Gomikawa
RunTime    :   206 mins.

After handing in a report on the treatment of Chinese colonial labor, Kaji is offered the post of labor chief at a large mining operation in Manchuria, which also grants him exemption from military service. He accepts, and moves to Manchuria with his newly-wed wife Michiko, but when he tries to put his ideas of more humane treatment into practice, he finds himself at odds with scheming officials, cruel foremen, and the military police.

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