The Human Condition

  • 1959
  • Movie
  • R
  • Drama, War

Based on a six-volume novel by Junpei Gomikawa, this three-part, 9 1/2-hour epic is a massive antiwar statement about a Japanese man who fights to retain his human dignity during the horrors of WW II. Director Masaki Kobayashi's camera follows Kaji (Tatsuya Nakadai), who is sent to administer a mining camp in occupied Manchuria. Despite the odds against...read more

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