The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On (Yuki yukite shingun)
1987, 122 min., color, 16mm.
Directed by Kazuo Hara. Distributed by Kino International.
Persistently bold in style and highly controversial in subject, Kazuo Hara’s documentary portrays Kenzo Okuzaki, an obsessive World War II veteran who haunts his former captain and colleagues to dig up a horrifying truth buried in history. Hara uses the veterans’ fixation to expose their wartime experiences and to elicit general sentiments about the Showa emperor.
See press coverage of this series on the following pages of our press room:
The Village Voice, 1/23/03
The New York Times, 1/24/03
- Monday, March 17, 2003
- 6:30 pm