The Naked General

  • 1958
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Biography

Film focuses on the life of famed Japanese artist Kiyoshi Yamashita, portrayed by Kobayashi. The film opens during WW II when the poverty stricken Kobayashi proclaims himself to be a pacifist. To avoid conscription, he disrobes in public, a stunt that lands him briefly in a mental institution. The remainder of the film recounts his climb to the top of the...read more

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