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Fires on the Plain
Archived: Fires on the Plain - Nobi (2014)

director: Shin'ya Tsukamoto

composer: Chu Ishikawa
With: Lily Frankie, Tatsuya Nakamura, Yûko Nakamura, a.o.

duration: 87 minutes
Drama, Litarature

Spotlight Japan

In the final stages of WWII, the occupying Japanese army in the Philippines is rapidly losing ground, facing local resistance combined with an American offensive. The final few Japanese survivors, having almost been wiped out, have crossed the threshold into a realm where there are no friends, no enemies and no God.

"It's a film that renders the violence, terror and madness of armed conflict so palpable as to make for terrifying, yet exhilarating viewing." (Cine Vue)


director: Shin'ya Tsukamoto
composer: Chu Ishikawa
screenplay: Shin'ya Tsukamoto based on the novel by Shohei Ooka
Editor: Shin'ya Tsukamoto
Cinematography: Satoshi Hayashi, Shin'ya Tsukamoto

production company: Kaijyu Theater

More info

dialogue: Japanese
subtitles: Eng subt.
country: Japan
year: 2014


SHIN'YA TSUKAMOTO (1960): Genshisan (1974, short), Tsubasa (1975, short), Kyodai gokiburi monogatari (1975), Donten (1976), Jigokumachi shonben kozou nite tondayo (1977), Shin Tsubasa (1978, short), Hasu no hana tobe (1979), Futsû saizu no kaijin (1986), Denchû kozô no bôken (1987), Tetsuo, the Iron Man (1989), Hiruko the Goblin (1991), Tetsuo II: Body Hammer (1992), Tokyo Fist (1995), Bullet Ballet (1998), Gemini (1999), A Snake of June (2002), Tokage (2003), Vital (2004), Fîmeiru (2005), Haze (2005), Nightmare Detective (2006), Nightmare Detective 2 (2008), Tetsuo: The Bullet Man (2009), Kotoko (2011), Venice 70: Future Reloaded (2013), Fires on the Plain (2014).

Technical Specs

format: DCP


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