The Human Condition II : Road to Eternity

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The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity

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The Human Condition II : Road to Eternity

Release Date: November 20, 1959

Year    :   1959
Slogan    :   «First Sequel of an Anti-War Masterpiece»
Genres    :   War, Drama, History
Production Companies    :   Shochiku
Director    :   Masaki Kobayashi
Producers    :   Masaki Kobayashi, Shigeru Wakatsuki
Writers    :   Masaki Kobayashi, Zenzō Matsuyama, Jumpei Gomikawa
RunTime    :   178 mins.

Kaji is sent to the Japanese army labeled Red and is mistreated by the vets. Along his assignment, Kaji witnesses cruelties in the army and revolts against the abusive treatment against the recruit Obara. He also sees his friend Shinjô Ittôhei defecting to the Russian border, and he ends in the front to fight a lost battle against the Russian tanks division.

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