The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On

1987, Documentary, 2h 2m

5 Reviews 500+ Ratings

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Filmmaker Kazuo Hara follows Kenzo Okuzaki, a World War II soldier seeking the fates of others in his unit.

Cast & Crew

Masaichi Hamaguchi
Toshio Hara
Shichiro Kojima
Masao Koshimizu
Taro Maruyama
Toshiya Nomura
Shizumi Okuzaki
Eizaburo Oshima
Rinko Sakimoto
Yukio Seo
Iseko Shimamoto
Shôhei Imamura
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Yunoshin Moiyoshi
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Yasuko Tokunaga
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Kazuo Okuhara
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Jun Nabeshima
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Critic Reviews for The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On

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Audience Reviews for The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On

  • May 06, 2009
    It's an angry movie, even with strong touches of dark humour, and you can't blame Okuzaki for being mad when everyone else acts like nothing ever happen. The man is clearly unstable, and you could even accuse the makers of this film of exploiting the whole thing. But his anger is honest, and the apathy of the people around him is both sad and frustrating. The constant contrast between the super polite Okuzaki, and his Mr Hyde persona makes the movie a sharp critique towards Japanese rituals of conduct, and how Japanese society has become so used to numb their senses than they can't even feel regular human emotions anymore. "Are you robots?" asks Okuzaki to a group of cops watching him. Maybe they do feel something, but they don't know how to express it anymore, and that's probably what pisses Okuzaki the most. The man wants a reaction from a country that has shut down said reactions from it's citizens a long time ago.
    Tsubaki S Super Reviewer
  • Jul 26, 2008
    [font=Century Gothic]"The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On" is a fascinating verite documentary about Kenzo Okuzaki, veteran of the disastrous Japanese occupation of New Guinea during World War II which resulted in mass starvation. To right the wrongs he feels were inflicted on his fellow soldiers, he travels all over Japan on a mission to console their souls while confronting those he feels responsible, especially Emperor Hirohito.(Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the emperor in Japan just a figurehead?) He plans to eventually return to New Guinea. [/font] [font=Century Gothic][/font] [font=Century Gothic]Whereas Okuzaki's heart may be in the right place(especially the part about not forgetting the war, so there will be no wars in the future), he also believes that the ends justify the means which is how wars get started in the first place. He is himself quite violent, having served 13+ years in prison for the separate charges of having killed a real estate broker(He says that he did not mean to kill him and this seems unrelated to his crusade. In fact, this imprisonment may have led him to contemplate his current mission.), using a slingshot to attack the emperor and my personal favorite, distributing pornographic images of the emperor. He also physically attacks two of his interviewees. Confrontation is all well and good but without any give and take, he is not going to get anywhere.[/font]
    Walter M Super Reviewer

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