The Human Condition I: No Greater Love

TitleThe Human Condition I: No Greater Love
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1959
AuthorsKobayashi, Masaki
Running Time208 min
Date Released01/1959
DistributorShochiku Company
CountryJapan
Publication Languagejapanese
Abstract

Part one of an anti-war trilogy based on the novels of Junpei Gomikawa, No Greater Love sends an idealistic Japanese pacifist to a Manchurian iron man during the Second Sino-Japanese War. Newly married Kaji hopes to improve labor practices based on humanism and socialist thought, but he encounters corruption, sadism, and dehumanization at the mine.

Cast

Tatsuya Nakadai

Michiyo Aratama

Credits

produced by Shigeru Wakatsuki

directed by Masaki Kobayashi

written by Zenzo Matsuyana and Masaki Kobayashi

Genre

Drama, War

Alternate TitleNingen no jôken
Original Publication人間の條件
Full Text

first of a trilogy; see Road to Eternity (1959) and A Soldier's Prayer (1961)

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