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<i>Nikudan (The Human Bullet)</i>. 1968. Japan. Written and directed by Kihachi Okamoto
  • The Human Bullet

    1968. Japan. Kihachi Okamoto. 117 min.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 4:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1



  • The Human Bullet

    1968. Japan. Written and directed by Kihachi Okamoto. With Minori Terada, Naoko Otani, Yunosuke Ito. Perhaps best known for his samurai films for Toho studio, Okamoto also wrote and directed a number of antiwar films based on his own experiences as a soldier. The Human Bullet is the best of these, a satire centering on a nameless soldier who on the eve of a suicide mission meets his first—and last—love. Mixing humor with melancholy, the film offers a conflicted vision of national duty and sacrifice. Print lent by The Japan Foundation; courtesy Toho Distribution. In Japanese; English subtitles. 117 min.

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