Take a look ahead at all the major movie releases coming to theaters and streaming this season. See the list. MCU fans, here are some streaming picks to watch while you wait for the next episode of " The Falcon and the Winter Solider. Watch the video. This documentary was five years in the making, and revolves around year-old Okuzaki Kenzo, a survivor of the battlefields of New Guinea in World War II who gained notoriety by slingshooting steel pinballs at Emperor Showa to protest against what he considered to be the ruler's war crimes. Setting out to conduct interviews with survivors and relatives, he finds the truth of the past to be elusive, achieving a breakthrough only when he confronts ex-Sergeant Yamada, who grudgingly admits the occurrence and instructional source of certain atrocities.
The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On
The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On: Excavating the Past – Offscreen
The documentary centers on Kenzo Okuzaki February 1 — June 16 , a year-old veteran of Japan's campaign in New Guinea in the Second World War , and follows him around as he searches out those responsible for the unexplained deaths of two soldiers in his old unit. During his protests he slanders police as "robots". He painstakingly tracks down former soldiers and officers, coaxing them into telling him about the deaths, often abusing them verbally and at times physically in the process and causing one to bleed at one point, Okuzaki states that "violence is my forte". The people he talks to give different accounts of what transpired almost 40 years earlier, some saying that those killed were executed for desertion after the war was already over, while others state that they were shot for cannibalizing New Guinea indigenous people. At the end of the war, the Japanese garrison in New Guinea was crammed into a small area and almost completely cut off from food supplies, leading to starvation and according to some of the interviewed, also to cannibalism.
The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On
Region-free Blu-ray and DVD, color, min. To the outsider it may have looked like there had not been a reckoning. Japan, in the decades following World War II, left cowered but unconquered, made a recovery economic, social, diplomatic unprecedented in all of human history. Compared to erstwhile ally Germany, invaded from east and west and then riven by the Cold War, Japan humbly accepted a brief period of occupation and the IMTFE war crimes tribunal, and then turned inward to rebuild.
Genres: Documentary, Full-length. Director: Kazuo Hara. Year: Country: Japan.