Fires on the Plain (Nobi)

November 29, 2004
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1959, 105 min., 35mm., b&w. In Japanese with English subtitles.


Directed by Kon Ichikawa. Written by Natto Wada from the novel by Shohei Ooka. Cinematography by Sestuo Kobayashi. Music by Yasushi Akutagawa. With Eiji Funakoshi, Osamu Takizawa and Micky Curtis. Print courtesy of The Japan Foundation with permission from Janus Films. 

Fires on the Plain portrays the soul-searching and despair of a starved and exhausted young soldier on the bleak battlefields of the Philippines. Kon Ichikawa adapted Shohei Ooka’s autobiographical war novel and his sincere quest for human values and survival amidst the extreme hardships of the last years of the Pacific war.


Tickets: $10; Japan Society members, seniors & students $5.


  • Monday, November 29, 2004
  • 6:30 pm