Himeyuri No To (1982)

Run Time - 140 min.  |   Countries - Japan  |  
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The time is World War II on Okinawa, and a group of young teenage women who have been trained in nursing, especially as it relates to the emergencies and trauma sustained in combat, are working on the island to help the wounded. For non-Japanese audiences, their perky good cheer, their tendency to start singing at the drop of a hairpin, and their dedication to nurturing their dreams for the future may seem a little like Walt Disney doing Apocalypse Now. Cold-blooded Americans have their own agenda for the island, and the young women's optimistic lives may not last long in the face of an imminent invasion.

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doctor/nurse, invasion, survivor, war