The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On (1987)
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Release Date: Jan 1, 1987 Wide
Average Rating: 4.1/5
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The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On is a brilliant exploration of memory and war guilt, a subject often ignored in modern Japan. In this controversial documentary, Kazuo Hara follows Kenzo Okuzaki in his real-life struggle against Emperor Hirohito. He proudly declares that he shot BBs at the Royal Palace, distributed pornographic images of the Emperor, and once killed a man for the sake of his strange crusade. As the film progresses, Okuzaki reveals a gruesome mystery: why were some Japanese
Jan 1, 1987 Wide
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Director Hara does not intrude; he merely records as sixty-two-year-old Kenzo Okuzaki relentlessly pursues his campaign to expose dark secrets and discredit the Emperor.
It's meant to offend the Japanese establishment for their silence over Emperor Hirohito's failure to accept responsibility for the war, and does so with relish.
Here's a nasty little piece of work that's both shocking and heroic in its audacity.
It's no easy task when the subject of choice wills everyone around him to reevaluate their own existence by his warped standards.
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