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The Forgotten Imperial Army

The Forgotten Imperial Army (1963)

Wasurerareta kogun

25 min

Director: Nagisa Ōshima

Actors: Hôsei Komatsu

Genres: Documentary

Subtitle: English

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Movie plot

Oshima exposes the fact that many wounded soldiers cannot receive compensation from the Japanese government because of their Korean nationality, while questioning if this is a just way for the Japanese to act. The documentary uses TV to problematize the apathy of the Japanese people. According to Oshima’s ‘The Idea of Evil and Cruelty’ and Sato Tadao’s ‘History of Japanese Documentary Film’, the actual situation was much more serious and harsher than the documentary depicts.

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