Army

Kinoshita’s ambitious and intensely moving film begins as a multigenerational epic about the military legacy of one Japanese family, before settling into an emotionally complex portrayal of parental love during wartime. As the mother and father of a boy shipped off to battle, Kinuyo Tanaka and Chishu Ryu locate profound depths of feeling that transcend ideology.

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Eclipse Series 41: Kinoshita and World War II

Kinoshita and World War II

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Army
Cast
Chishu Ryu
Tomohiko
Kinuyo Tanaka
Waka
Kazumasa Hoshino
Shintaro
Eijiro Tono
Sakuragi
Ken Uehara
Nishina
Ken Mitsuda
Tomonojo
Haruko Sugimura
Setsu
Credits
Director
Keisuke Kinoshita
Original story
Ashihei Hino
Screenplay
Tadao Ikeda
Cinematography
Yoshio Taketomi

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Eclipse Series 41: Kinoshita and World War II
Eclipse Series 41: Kinoshita and World War II

The prolific and popular Keisuke Kinoshita made his fascinating first movies at a time of great difficulty and censorship, yet their spirit and brilliance shine through.

By Michael Koresky