The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On

The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On

1987-01-01
2h 1min
History
The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On examines memory and war guilt, a subject rarely discussed in modern Japan. In his controversial documentary, Kazuo Hara follows war veteran Kenzo Okuzaki in his struggle against the legacy of Emperor Hirohito. He proudly declares he has shot BBs at the Royal Palace, distributed pornographic images of the Emperor, and once killed a man for the sake of his strange campaign. As the film progresses, Okuzaki uncovers a gruesome mystery: why were some Japanese officers killing their own soldiers during WWII?

Age rating

Not Rated

Director

Kazuo Hara

Country

Japan
The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On examines memory and war guilt, a subject rarely discussed in modern Japan. In his controversial documentary, Kazuo Hara follows war veteran Kenzo Okuzaki in his struggle against the legacy of Emperor Hirohito. He proudly declares he has shot BBs at the Royal Palace, distributed pornographic images of the Emperor, and once killed a man for the sake of his strange campaign. As the film progresses, Okuzaki uncovers a gruesome mystery: why were some Japanese officers killing their own soldiers during WWII?

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