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The Human Condition I: No Greater Love

Original title
Ningen no joken I (The Human Condition I: No Greater Love) aka
  • The Human Condition I
Running time
208 min.
Japan Japan
Masaki Kobayashi, Zenzo Matsuyama (Novel: Jumpei Gomikawa)
Chuji Kinoshita
Yoshio Miyajima (B&W)
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Ninjin Club / Shôchiku Eiga
Drama. War | 1940s. II World War. China-Japan War (II)
Movie Groups
The Human Condition
Synopsis / Plot
During the Second World War, Kaji, a japanese pacifist, tries to avoid military service by accepting a job as a supervisor in the mines of Manchuria, in occupied territory. Kaji tries to improve the conditions of the workers but he is ignored by the concentration camp chief. One day, his repressed hatred explodes and brings terrible consequences.
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