Behind the Rising Sun (1943)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Propaganda Film, War Drama  |   Release Date - Aug 1, 1943 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Behind the Rising Sun is a rarity: a WW2 film with a handful of sympathetic Japanese characters. His eyes slanted by the RKO makeup department, Tom Neal plays Taro, the Americanized son of a Japanese diplomat (J. Carroll Naish). During the Sino-Japanese war, Taro's father insists that the boy leave the US and join the Japanese army. Indoctrinated in the "Banzai" mentality of the empirical government, Taro is transformed into an enemy of the West, going so far as to betray his best friend ly inebriated millionaire.



war, alien [not human], conflict, cross-cultural-relations, generation-gap, invasion, mass-media, politician, propaganda, publisher, world-domination, father, Japan, son