Under the Flag of the Rising Sun (1972)

Genres - Drama, War  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - Japan  |  
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The quest of a war-widow for the truth about her husband's death during World War II serves as the backbone for this film, which portrays the Japanese militarism of that time and the attitudes which gave rise to it. Though the government labelled her husband as a deserter, his widow does not believe it, and every day she makes a trip to the war reparations office until she finally tracks down four men who knew her husband in his last days. They tell a harrowing story of the breakdown of humanity at the close of the war.

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war-widow, Japan, reparations [amends], truth, world-war