Army

TitleArmy
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1944
AuthorsKinoshita, Keisuke
Running Time87 min
Date Released12/1944
DistributorShochiku Company
CountryJapan
Publication Languagejap
Abstract

An epic spanning from the Meiji Restoration to the Second Sino-Japanese War, director Keisuke Kinoshita portrays the decline and rise of militarism in one family over three generations in Japan. The first generation's commitment to the samurai culture arises during the Satsuma Rebellion against the Meiji government, but declines in the second one in the Sino-Japanese and Russo-Japanese Wars. When war hits the third generation, a mother's love for her son prompts her to beg him to stay while the father encourages his son to do what he could not. 

Cast

Ryū Chishū

Tanaka Kinuyo

Tōno Eijirō

Uehara Ken

Mitsuda Ken

Sugimura Haruko

Hoshino Kazumasa

Nagahama Fujio

Credits

produced and directed by Knoshita Keisuke

screenplay by Ikeda Tadao

Cinematography, Yoshio Taketomi

Genre

Drama

Alternate TitleRikugun
Original Publication陸軍
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