The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity (1959)

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The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity

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Directed By Masaki Kobayashi Masaki Kobayashi Starring Tatsuya Nakadai Tatsuya Nakadai  •  Michiyo Aratama Michiyo Aratama  •  Keiji Sada Keiji Sada  •  Jun Tatara Jun Tatara  •  Yûsuke Kawazu Yûsuke Kawazu Genres Anti-War Film  •  Combat Films  •  Drama  •  Foreign Language Film  •  War Drama  •  War Epic  •  War Studios &
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Other Titles Ningen no jôken [Japan] Release Info 1959-11-20T00:00:00Z November 20, 1959
B&W  •  181 minutes PG Rated PG
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JC13 on 4/10/2015 Reply  · 

The rare sequel that surpasses the original. Damn good stuff right here.

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Vosik on 10/30/2019 Reply  · 

It's fantastic but a bit weaker than the first one. The story feels a bit like the first one all over again but whatever. Though the editing and the sound design are superior in this film. There are obviously many great scenes with Kaji and also with his wife and the ending is one of the most impressive scenes I've ever seen in a 1950s film. Kobayashi is quickly becoming one of my favourite directors and I can't wait to see Human Condition 3 & Harakiri.

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