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The Catch

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Original title
Shiiku (The Catch)
Running time
104 min.
Japan Japan
Toshirô Ishidô, Toshio Matsumoto, Tsutomu Tamura, Shômei Tômatsu (Novel: Kenzaburô Oe)
Riichiro Manabe
Yoshitsugu Tonegawa (B&W)
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Palace Productions / Taiho
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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