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Rusty Knife
(Sabita Naifu)

by Toshio MASUDA


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
    Rusty Knife
  • Original title
    Sabita Naifu
  • Scénario
    Toshio Masuda
  • Photo
    Kurataro Takamura
  • Montage
    Masayoshi Tsujii
  • Musique
    Masaru Satô
  • Interprétation
    Yujiro Ishihara, Mie Kitahara, Akira Kobayashi, Shoji Yasui, Mari Shiraki, Jo Shishido
  • Producteur délégué
    Takiko Mizunoe
  • Ventes internationales
  • Sous-titrage

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