The Human Condition I : No Greater Love

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The Human Condition I: No Greater Love

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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.

During the Second World War, Japanese conscientious objector Kaji works as a supervisor in a Manchurian prison camp. He hopes to avoid duty as a soldier, but he also hopes to be helpful to the welfare of his prisoners. But an unexpected incident bring problems to Kaji's goals. He faces the possibility of transferral to combat--or worse.

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