The Highest Honor (1984)

Genres - Drama, War  |   Sub-Genres - Docudrama, POW Drama, War Drama  |   Run Time - 99 min.  |   Countries - Australia  |   MPAA Rating - R
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The Australian Highest Honor is comparatively little-known outside its country of origin, which is a shame. Set during World War II, the film details the unusual relationship between an Australian army captain and his captor, a Japanese security officer. The war has made these kindred spirits "enemies," and we, like the protagonists, are never allowed to forget the seriousness of the world conflict. Still, we are shown how even the exigencies of war cannot completely snuff out such qualities as honor and decency. John Howard plays Captain Robert Page, while Astuo Nakamura co-stars as Winoyu Tamira. Highest Honor is based on a true story.

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captor, decency, friendship, honor [integrity], war