Shirô Izome

  • Tomotaka Tasaka – Tsuchi to heitai AKA Mud and Soldiers (1939)

    1931-1940ActionJapanTomotaka TasakaWar

    Summary from the Film Society of Lincoln Center website:
    Shooting on location in China, Tomotaka Tasaka presents a low-key but stirring account of the day-to-day travails and camaraderie of Japanese soldiers, swapping individual heroics for devotion to the group spirit. Tasaka’s typically clear-eyed treatment, which includes an extraordinary battle scene and an assault on a farmhouse, was so documentary-like in its feel for detail that when Americans later captured a print of the film, it was edited into a training reel for U.S. troops.Read More »

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