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Silence has no Wings (Tobenai chinmoku)

Silence has no Wings (Tobenai chinmoku) (1966)

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This Japanese allegory comments upon societal values in modern urban Asia. It begins as a small boy catches a rare butterfly and races to bring it to his beloved teacher. Unfortunately, the teacher accuses him of lying because that species does not occur in their area. The crushed child, not wanting to be branded a liar, kills the lovely creature. Suddenly the world is seen from the butterfly's view and the route by which it came to the boy's area is traced as it migrated from southern to

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Silence Has No Wings seems to become ever more abstract the longer it goes on; it's a beautifully filmed allegory, a puzzle with reoccurring motifs that are slowly pieced together.

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