Anatahan

TitleAnatahan
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1953
Authorsvon Sternberg, Josef
Running Time92 minutes
Date Released06/1953
DistributorToho
CountryJapan
Publication Languagejapanese, english
Abstract

Loosly based on a true story, this film explores Japanese holdouts from World War II living on the remote Pacific island of Anatahan. A group of 12 sailors vie for the affection of Keiko, the only woman on the island, that slowly causes the disintegration of military discipline and Japanese tradition. Director Josef von Sternberg presents the drama as a detached documentary and a warning about the power of female sexuality.

Cast

Akemi Negishi

Suganume

Ikio Sawamura

Shoji Najayama

Jun Fujikawa

Kondo Miyashita

Credits

Produced by Kazuo Takimura

Directed by Josef von Sternberg

Screenplay by Josef von Sternberg and Tatsuo Asano

Cinematography by Josef von Sternberg

Edited by Mitsuzō Miyata

Music by Akira Ifukube

Genre

Drama, War

Alternate TitleThe Saga of Anatahan
Original Publicationアナタハン
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