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Fires on the Plain

1959 Rated NR 1hr 44m

Director Kon Ichikawa's harrowing film set in the Philippines during World War II follows Tamura, a Japanese soldier who is mentally and physically depleted. As his demoralized countrymen lose hope and their minds, Tamura attempts to endure. Facing his own demise via tuberculosis, Tamura barely keeps his sanity as his fellow soldiers result to murder and cannibalism. Ichikawa's film was controversial in its time for its brutal realism.

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Movie Details

Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

Japanese: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access; trailer; cast and crew interview.