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Asian NewComers: Shadow of War & Spector of War
The Forgotten Imperial Army
Director_ Oshima Nagisa
Japan 1963 25min BETA SP b&w shorts Documentary
Review

This documentary, directed by Oshima Nagisa (known for), deals with the alienated Korean-Japanese. Born in Japan, these second-generation Japanese were forced by the government to fight on the battlefields of the Second World War. As a result, many lost their arms, their legs and their eyes. As such, it is only right that the Japanese government compensate them as disabled veterans with an annual pension. The Japanese government, however, has responded by telling these veterans to seek compensation from Korea. The Korean government, likewise, tells these people to go back to the Japanese government. In this way, pushed back and forth between two nations and welcomed by neither, these disabled veterans make their appeal to Japan but, for the most part, no one seems to care. They only find comfort and solace in each other, when they gather for drinks, for nobody can give them back their lost limbs and eyesight. They have a right to compensation, however. Oshima Nagisa brings the problems facing the shunned Korean-Japanese to the surface, particularly those of the disabled veterans, and evokes the ´conscience´ of the movie-goer through this documentary. This documentary reminds us, once again, why Oshima Nagisa is one of the most renowned directors in Japan.

CREDIT
  • DirectorOshima Nagisa, Noguchi Hideo
  • ProducerUshiyama Junichi
  • CinematographyShibata Sadanori
  • EditorTamario Kurahei
SoundMorimoto Takao, Kimura Tetsajin
DIRECTOR
Oshima Nagisa
Jeonju Office

(54999) 2F, Jeonju Cine Complex, 22, Jeonjugaeksa 3-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea

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Seoul Office

(06740) 2F, Kyeongwon Bldg., 56 Bawoomoe-ro 43, Seocho-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea

T. (02)2285-0562 F. (02)2285-0560

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T. (063)231-3377