Mud and Soldiers

TitleMud and Soldiers
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1939
AuthorsTasaka, Tomotaka
Running Time120 minutes/144 minutes
Date Released10/1939
CountryJapan
Publication Languagejapanese
Abstract

Using cinematic realism, director Tomotaka Tasaka documents loyalty and group cohesion in a Japanese army unit during the Second Sino-Japanese War. As the unit advances into mainland China, injured soldiers remain behind rather than slow others' down.

Cast

Kosugi Isamu

Izome Shirō

Kikuchi Ryōichi

Credits

Directed by Tasaka Tomotaka

Written by Kasahara Ryōzō and Tōyama Tetsu

Genre

Drama, War

Alternate TitleTsuchi to heitai
Original Publication土と兵隊
Full Text

Because of its life-like, documentary feel, the American army used clips of this film for a training reel during World War II.  

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