The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On, dir. Kazuo Hara, Japan 1987, 122 min., Japanese with English subtitles
I was inspired, I was exhilarated. I [have] never seen anything like this. – Michael Moore
It’s on my list of the 10 best movies ever. – Errol Morris
Newly remastered, Kazuo Hara’s infamous documentary follows an ageing Japanese World War II veteran’s rampant attempts to uncover the truth about wartime atrocities.
Recognised as one of the most ground-breaking documentaries of the past half-century, this 1987 film is centred on Kenzo Okuzaki, a fervid political activist, who had previously served time in prison for various crimes including a plot to assassinate a former Prime Minister.
Willing to confront the taboos of Japanese society, Okuzaki is driven to his own unsettling acts of violence in his fanatical quest for justice.
Fri, 31 Jan 2020
£13 Full, £11 Concs/Green, £7 Blue Members.
Four screenings: £36 full price, £32 concessions
Three screenings: £27 full price, £24 concessions
Two screenings: £20 full price, £18 concessions
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