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Mud and Soldiers
(Tsuchi no Herai)

by Tomotaka TASAKA

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Shooting on location in China, Tomotaka Tasaka presents a low-key but stirring account of the day-to-day travails and camaraderie of Japanese soldiers, swapping individual heroics for devotion to the group spirit. Tasaka’s typically clear-eyed treatment, which includes an extraordinary battle scene and an assault on a farmhouse, was so documentary-like in its feel for detail that when Americans later captured a print of the film, it was edited into a training reel for U.S. Troops. 

  • Titre français
    Mud and Soldiers
  • Original title
    Tsuchi no Herai
  • Scénario
    Saburo Isayama, Tatsuyuki Yokota
  • Musique
    Eiso Nakagaswa
  • Interprétation
    Isamu Kosugi, Izome Shiro, Bontaro Miake
  • Ventes internationales
    NFC (National Film Center of Tokyo)

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