Road To Eternity

  • 1959
  • Movie
  • NR
  • War

Nakadai is a young Japanese man sent to Manchuria for training near the end of WW II. He finds that the soldiers are living in constant fear of the drill sergeants who treat them very badly. When he protests, he is accused of being a Communist sympathizer. After escapes and beatings, Nakadai nearly kills an officer and out of frustration kills a fellow...read more

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Nakadai is a young Japanese man sent to Manchuria for training near the end of WW II. He finds that the soldiers are living in constant fear of the drill sergeants who treat them very badly. When he protests, he is accused of being a Communist sympathizer. After escapes and beatings,

Nakadai nearly kills an officer and out of frustration kills a fellow soldier. When the Japanese troops are defeated, Nakadai is left alone on the battlefield. This is the second episode in Kobayashi's trilogy entitled "The Human Condition," which severely criticized Japan's treatment of its

troops and the entire social system. It was preceded by THE HUMAN CONDITION (1959) and followed by A SOLDIER'S PRAYER (1961). (In Japanese; English subtitles.)

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