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Watashi wa Kai ni Naritai (1959)

Drama | 89 minutes
4,00 1 votes

Genre: Drama / War

Duration: 89 minuten

Alternative title: I Want to Be a Shellfish

Country: Japan

Directed by: Shinobu Hashimoto

Stars: Frankie Sakai, Michiyo Aratama and Chishû Ryû

IMDb score: 7,4 (63)

Releasedate: 12 April 1959


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Watashi wa Kai ni Naritai plot

In the final years of the Second World War, the hairdresser Toyomatsu Shimizu lives frugally but happily with his wife and five-year-old son in a small coastal village. But eventually he also has to join the army and when one day he receives an order from an officer there to shoot an American soldier prisoner of war, he cannot bear this. Toyomatsu only shoots the man in the arm. However, after the surrender of the Japanese army, Toyomatsu is arrested and tried as a war criminal. He will receive the most severe punishment possible.

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