The Falcon Fighters (1970)

Genres - Drama, War  |   Sub-Genres - War Adventure  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - Japan  |  
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This Japanese war movie, set during WW II, chronicles events in the newly created Japanese Air Force. The story centers around Sato, a flight instructor, and his two prize pilots, Fujimaki, a Chinese officer studying there, and Hiraizumi. When Japan tries to take over China, Fujimaki must shoot down his friend Hiraizumi over northern China. His former flight instructor challenges him to an aerial duel. Fujimaki is quickly shot down. After killing him, Sato is wracked with guilt. He carries it with him wherever he goes until he himself is shot down over the Bay of Bengal.

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atrocity, war, Air-Force, barnstorming, bay, challenge, China, duel, fighter, flight, flight-instructor, guilt, instructor, Japan, officer, Pacific-Ocean, pilot, student, torment, wound [injury]