Himeyuri no Tô (1953)

  |  Drama, War

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High school girls, impressed to provide nursing care for the soldiers on Okinawa, find themselves on the front line during fierce onslaughts by American forces and are left to fend for themselves when the Japanese army dissolves.


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27 March 2018 | manfromplanetx
| Lily Princesses...
A stark tale, an outstanding historical World War 2 based drama, a dedication inspired by true events. Tadashi Imai's exceptional film closely follows the plight of a large group of young female students the, "Lily Princesses Student Corps". and their teachers. These faithful civilians were recruited onto the front-lines, forming nursing units totally ill-equipped for the gruelling 3 month Battle of Okinawa. The hardships faced by these young women in a fearful and oppressive battle front atmosphere is sensitively portrayed, a truly heartbreaking human tragedy. The folly of war is explicit, the enemy are shown as merciless indiscriminate aggressors, equally the Japanese authority is implicit, challenged & continually brought into question. This is an incredibly powerful anti-war film, raw & gritty, Imai's creative multi layered filmmaking portrays scenes of harrowing, devastating, intense action, tempered occasionally with his masterful images of sublime beauty...

The Himeyuri Monument was built on April 7 1946 at Itoman City Okinawa, Dedicated to the memory of those students and teachers who died, it is a sombre reminder of the stupidity, the recklessness of war......

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Drama | War


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9 January 1953



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