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— by Liz Shackleton: Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s first period film is set in the city of Kobe in the early days of the Second World War, when Japan had just signed the tripartite pact with Italy and Germany. A local merchant travels to Manchuria, a region of China at that time occupied by Japan, and witnesses atrocities that set him on a course of action, at first causing his wife to be suspicious of him, although she later tries to help him in his quest…

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