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Ningen no Jôken (1959)

Drama | 208 minutes
3,94 199 votes

Genre: Drama / War

Duration: 208 minuten

Alternative titles: The Human Condition I: No Greater Love / Ningen no Jôken I / 人間の條件 第1・2部

Country: Japan

Directed by: Masaki Kobayashi

Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama and Ineko Arima

IMDb score: 8,5 (9.050)

Releasedate: 15 January 1959


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Ningen no Jôken plot

"The Immortal Story"

It is 1943 when Kaji (Tatsuya Nakadai), a Japanese steel company clerk and a convinced pacifist, accepts a post at the Loh Hu Liong ore mine in northern Manchuria in exchange for exemption from military service. When he arrives at the remote mine with his beloved Michiko (Michiyo Aratama), he finds that the working conditions for the workers are appalling and violence is the order of the day. Things get complicated when Japanese military police deliver some 600 exhausted Chinese forced laborers to the mine, demanding that they be housed in separate barracks. In his sincere efforts to improve their living conditions, Kaji stands alone: the ordinary miners as well as the forced laborers and comfort women regard him as an accomplice of the occupying forces, while the corrupt guards see him as a weak busybody. Several escapes then put the relations on edge.

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