Fires on the Plain
An agonizing portrait of desperate Japanese soldiers stranded in a strange land during World War II, Kon Ichikawa’s Fires on the Plain is a compelling descent into psychological and physical oblivion. Denied hospital treatment for tuberculosis and cast off into the unknown, Private Tamura treks across an unfamiliar Philippine landscape, encountering an increasingly debased cross section of Imperial Army soldiers, who eventually give in to the most terrifying craving of all. Grisly yet poetic, Fires on the Plain is one of the most powerful works from one of Japanese cinema’s most versatile filmmakers.
- Stars:Eiji Funakoshi, Osamu Takizawa, Mickey Curtis, Mantarô Ushio, Kyû Sazanka, Yoshihiro Hamaguchi, Asao Sano, Masaya Tsukida, Hikaru Hoshi, Shizuo Chûjô, Jun Hamamura, Tomio Hanano, Yûzô Hayakawa, Keiichi Hosokawa, Tatsuya Ishiguro,
- Director:Kon Ichikawa,
- Writer:Shohei Ooka (novel), Natto Wada
In the closing days of WWII remnants of the Japanese army in Leyte are abandoned by their command and face certain starvation. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Fires on the Plain torrent reviews
(us) wrote: Zac Efron and Anna Kendrick need to sack their agents
(fr) wrote: Firstly let me start by saying that Patrick Moote has some "big balls" to be pulling off a production like this, pardon the pun. However this fun and interesting look into the penis and how it is viewed by everyone around the world, ultimately falls short and kind of reaffirms your thoughts on the whole subject, most likely prior to going in. So Pat made a name for himself one day as Youtube celebrity as being the guy over 10 million people watched being denied by his girlfriend of marriage live on TV because she felt that his penis was too small. However destroyed Pat must feel about this he decides to make a documentary about the obsession of the phallus and why today in modern culture men feel the need to worry about their size, during his time he visits places all around the world and tries out a multitude of different treatments, some stupid, some just down right dangerous, in hope of finding the answer to his question, "Does size matter?". The end result is a fun and uplifting piece but states the obvious and its hard to warrant this a phenominal rating. As far as documentaries go everything is in place and looks good, the contributers range from wild to entertaining and Pat himself is genuinly someone you invest in, however you cant help but feel he puts the stupid on a bit to heighten the progress of the film. For example he acts like finding out that enlargment pills dont work was genuinly news to him and the whole planet in order to move him onto the next wild treatment. It can become a bit frustrating and at times you wish he would just put down the camera and get on with his life, which funnily enough is kind of close to the finale of this piece. Another thing that angered me was 2 times during this film Pat illegally and secretly attempts to film in locations he has not gained allowance too and not only hinders one girls job but also he endangers his life later on, when trying to sneak a camera into a male sauna in korea leaving us to witness him being attacked. The scenes add nothing to the piece apart from huge irresponsibility and breach all forms of rules that its close to impossible to condone it and in some cases he gets what he deserves in those scenes. Regardless this is an enjoyable enough watch and will give comfort to men across the world that hey not having a massive penis is ok.
(br) wrote: I want to see it can I
(jp) wrote: This movie appeared very low budget. I think it had great potiential with the primise but fell short in character development. I would have liked to see more investment in characters as opposed to tidbits of information and meaningless interactions. Acting could have been better as well.
(mx) wrote: it was ok but did not follow the video game
(de) wrote: Mal plot, sin embargo, algo graciosa
(ag) wrote: I loved this film, great music through out and Robin Tunney is brilliant! The only thing that put me off was the ending that I won't give away but it could have been better. I still loved it none the less.
(gb) wrote: I really enjoyed this one, and it was my 2nd time seeing it. Such a good story about a Chef trying to take care of her niece whose mother just passed. The movie has lots of humour and some really good looking food. Highly recommended, check it out!
(ag) wrote: Just another great movie that's worth being in my DVD collection.
(br) wrote: this movie is an ode to Robert Redford's ego.. the cubans and their struggles are like pawns in his game, no charachter depth for supporting cast ensures that Redford controls 90% of the spotlight. besides, how americans spent the last days of Batista were already well depicted in The Godfather part II, so unless you've run out of sappy love stories to watch, this really isn't worth it
(de) wrote: close second to ferris. for me anyway.
(nl) wrote: kind of bad, just bad
(fr) wrote: I'd never steer anyone away from seeing this movie. It's basically the way the left in this country still looks at this country, which is pretty funny cause I mean you are the country. I'm not sure that it's actually a good movie or much of anything outside of some interesting compositions and some over the top set pieces. Personally, I just can't help but appreciate the fact that it has Serge Gainsbourg and Yves Montand in it.
(fr) wrote: A dull Sellers performance, but out matched by Victor Mature playing the role of a hasbin romatic actor. Worth a visit just for Matures excellent performance.
(mx) wrote: Being a massive fan of the original Carrie movie I was sceptical about this one but surprisingly it wasn't too bad!
(au) wrote: This movie is enigmatic. Not much happens, but it does so at a brisk pace. The story starts slowly with ideological clashes between charismatic priest Father Flynn (Phillip Seymour Hoffman) and traditional Parish School Sister Aloysius Beauveir (Meryl Streep). When themes move to accusations of abuse, viewers are given much to contemplate about the concept of doubt itself.