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The Catch

7.0
55
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Original title
Shiiku (The Catch)
Year
Running time
104 min.
Country
Japan Japan
Director
Screenwriter
Toshirô Ishidô, Toshio Matsumoto, Tsutomu Tamura, Shômei Tômatsu (Novel: Kenzaburô Oe)
Music
Riichiro Manabe
Cinematography
Yoshitsugu Tonegawa (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Palace Productions / Taiho
Genre
Drama. War | II World War
Synopsis / Plot
One of Oshima’s two film adaptations set during World War II, The Catch shows how perceived differences between the Japanese and others perpetuated conflict. In this case, an African American pilot who was shot down is kept in the basement of a storehouse by a group of cruel children who found him. His race becomes a major source of interest among villagers who have had little contact with Westerners.
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