Film past event

Under the Flag of the Rising Sun (Gunki hatameku moto ni)

October 1, 2005
Under the Flag of the Rising Sun (Gunki hatameku moto ni)

Saturday, October 1
5 pm

1972, 96 min., DV, b&w/color in part. Directed by Kinji Fukasaku. Based on the story by Shoji Yuki. Written by Kaneto Shindo and Kinji Fukasaku. With Sachiko Hidari and Tetsuro Tamba. DV courtesy of Home Vision Entertainment.


The spirited widow of a sergeant, court-martialed and executed for desertion as the war ended, demands to learn the truth about her husband’s actions. A Rashomon-like mystery unfolds as she questions four veterans, witnesses to her husband’s last days. The riveting drama is suffused with Fukasaku’s characteristic love for his characters and rage against injustice.  Newly subtitled by Linda Hoaglund.


Kenta Fukasaku, son of director introduces the film at the Japan Society.  Followed by a reception at 7 pm.


Tickets: $10; Japan Society members, seniors & students $6. 

Buy a Film Pass today!  Watch 5 films for the price of 4! $40; Japan Society members, seniors & students $24. (Good for both After War… and Hiroshi Sugimoto film series). The Film Pass is redeemable for 5 Fall 2005 films of your choice.  To guarantee your seat, present and exchange your Film Pass at the box office for tickets on the day of the film, at least 10 minutes before screening times.   This pass cannot be combined with any other discount offers at the Japan Society.

  • October 1, 2005
  • 5:00 pm