The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer
The Japanese forces having been shattered, Kaji and some comrades embark on an epic journey on foot southward to where Kaji hopes to rejoin Michiko. After surviving many perils he is captured by the Red Army and subjected to treatment that echoes that meted out to the Chinese.
- Stars:Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Tamao Nakamura, Yûsuke Kawazu, Chishû Ryû, Taketoshi Naitô, Kyôko Kishida, Reiko Hitomi, Keijirô Morozumi, Kôji Kiyomura, Nobuo Kaneko, Fujio Suga, Tatsuya Ishiguro, Kazuo Kitamura, Toshio Takahara,
- Director:Masaki Kobayashi,
- Writer:Zenzô Matsuyama (screenplay), Kôichi Inagaki (screenplay), Masaki Kobayashi (screenplay), Jumpei Gomikawa (novel)
His ideals challenged by life as a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist faces ever greater tests in his fight for survival. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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(nl) wrote: never seen it but it looks stupid lol
(es) wrote: Overall I had a few laughs at this film, but I think it would not apeal to most audience members that watch it.
(au) wrote: This is one of my favorite 1970s SciFi films. Amazingly, it touched on a topic that still has yet to become a reality for the world, but one we should be thinking about. I hope that there is remake of this film using today's technologies. The concept of Humanity eating itself out of existence as it consumes all other resources is a fascinating ending.
(kr) wrote: I can't believe I have never seen this...
(kr) wrote: Well, it started off great and I do love Barbara Stanwyck in her strongest roles but ugh, that Darrow jackass just had to put her in her place. It would have been better if she had ended up with Juan but we wouldn't want to offend the oh-so-ignorant white folks back then with an interracial relationship, now would we? And they had to kill him? And they try to glorify T.C., the greedy and selfish villain, by the end of the film? Uh, no thanks.
(ag) wrote: Alright little film, but Fred Astaire gives me headaches. Mildly entertaining.
(de) wrote: Considering that Oliver Megaton is a director I despise so much that I genuinely want to punch him in the face for contributing to the demise of action cinema, Colombiana was a film I expected to absolutely despise.The thing that gives me such a passionate hatred of Olivier Megaton is that his action films are so incompetently filmed. Though they experienced commercial success, Olivier Megaton's films serve as an example of everything wrong with the action industry as they are built on excessive use of shakycam and overly choppy editing used to push the film into a PG-13 rating. The action in Colombiana is better suited for him as it is less about pitting characters against each other in high-tensity combat and more about slow-burning tactical assassinations. They are still poorly edited, but not to the standard that is as low as every other film he has ever made. In actual fact, it is more of a problem this time that there is not nearly enough action. The points where the narrative fills the film with tedious melodramatic plot points actually made me miss the action scenes because they weren't as bad this time around. In Colombiana, Olivier Megaton's role in ruining the film rests on his inability to transcend the generic roots of the story. Of course, a lot of the responsibility lies with writers Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen who fuel the feature with generic plot points and weak dialogue in hopes that he will compensate with it through crafting good action. Clearly, these writers have never seen an Olivier Megaton film for what it truly is. I have and I despise the man, so when he fails to put any action scenes in the film that are anything beyond average at best, it does not come as a surprise. Alas, he is not the worst part about Colombiana. The story is.The entire concept of Colobiana being about a young girl training to become an assassin seems very much borrowed from Luc Besson's finest film, Leon: The Professional. However, with Olivier Megaton in the director's chair it fully embodied my expectation to take the narrative in a shallow direction and rely on poor action to fuel it. Colombiana is the first feature film Oliver Megaton has directed which is not a sequel, so at least he isn't ruining the legacy of superior film this time. But still, the derivative elements are frustrating. Yet what's even more frustrating is the fact that he genuinely takes the story so seriously and expects viewers to do the same when it is such a formulaic action-thriller premise which is more distant from the concept of originality than reality. And keep in mind that when I say that, Colombiana is a film which opens with a sequence depicting a nine year old girl outrunning drug lord henchmen and parkour artists.In essence, a major fault is the fact that the character Cataleya Restrepo goes against Luc Besson's ability to write strong female characters and instead relies on more stereotypical elements of depicting women in cinema to carry the gimmick of Zoe Saldana's presence. It is certainly not to the shallow or explicit extent that American cinema seems bent on establishing, but it certainly does not cry out to the same standard that he was made famous for in films such as Leon: The Professional or La Femme Nikita. He hasd already done a lot to encourage intergrating women into action cinema so it's wrong to get pissed off at him this time, but it remains valid that I would criticize him for crafting a genuinely thin character who is so heavily stereotypical when he is a man with the capabilities to do more and the genuine talent to do so. Colombiana is one of his far more generic works, and it lacks the panache of his directorial style in terms of genuine colour scheme and action quality. Outside of being a French production, there is little in Colombiana to suggest that it is a film involving the work of Luc Besson. But then again, it is certainly one of the better films to credit Olivier Megaton as director which is nice considering that I consider him to be among the worst film directors of all time.Zoe Saldana is a lone bright spot in Colombiana. Though her performance is not perfect, surrounded by such a low standard for filmmaking, she really transcends everything else. Plagued by a thin character and a script which gives her little do to outside of tedious melodrama, action scenes and standing around in her underwear, she nails two out of three. But her approach to the melodrama isn't too bad because she matches the directional approach of the film in really taking it seriously and therefore tries to embrace the intended grit of the experience. Her genuine sense of consistent emotional tension reflects a notion of vulnerability, reflecting the intro scene to the film where she has her innocence shattered by a violence childhood experience. In that sense, Zoe Saldana is able to put more depth into her character than the writing with a mere modicum of effort. Zoe Saldana takes a good stand as the lead in Colombiana simply because she plays the role so straight as an action hero with a side to her that is human without revolving around anything such as gender or race, transcending the scenes in the film which emphasize her sex appeal. She certainly prvoes her worth as an action hero in Colombiana, so it is clear that some good came from the film.So Zoe Saldana's determined effort to take a stand gives a slight sense of edge to Colombiana, but Olivier Megaton's insistence of overshadowing his own sub-par action scenes with an abundance of slow and tedious melodrama does not serve as a palatable substitute.
(fr) wrote: A masterpiece... that's all I have to say! Tarantino's best.
(es) wrote: The concept is fantastic. I can't stress that enough. The entire production is pulled off quite well for a horror aiming at the likes of such classics like "A Nightmare On Elm Street". The problem with it was the odd script making the female characters look unbelievably stupid. A film like this needs a much bigger budget to spend on casting if the script isn't as solid as it should be.