The Human Condition (Live Action)
Genre: Drama (Live Action) (Age Rating 17+)
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Masaki Kobayashi's mammoth humanist drama is one of the most staggering achievements of Japanese cinema.
Originally filmed and released in three parts, the nine-and-a-half-hour The Human Condition (Ningen no joken), adapted from Junpei Gomikawa's six-volume novel, tells of the journey of the well-intentioned yet naive Kaji (Tatsuya Nakadai) from labor camp supervisor to Imperial Army soldier to Soviet POW. Constantly trying to rise above a corrupt system, Kaji time and again finds his morals an impediment rather than an advantage.
A raw indictment of its nation's wartime mentality as well as a personal existential tragedy, Kobayashi's riveting, gorgeously filmed epic is novelistic cinema at its best.
|The Human Condition (4 Disk Special Edition) (Live Action)|