Fires on the Plain
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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- Kon Ichikawa
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1Subtitles
NoLanguage and sound
Japanese: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access; trailer; cast and crew interview.
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Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it