Ningen no j˘ken (Human Condition III - A Soldier's Prayer) Reviews
From a purely technical and creative standpoint, there is not another film I've seen from this time period that even comes close in scope and cinematographic beauty, and that includes Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago.
As a humanist, anti-war statement, it manages to shed any remaining Imperial nationalism or stigma left over from WWII, and transcend political borders, resulting in a widely philosophical yet achingly tragic analysis of the Human Condition. The fact that it set in ravaged Manchuria and directed by an ex-Japanese soldier only intensifies its meaning.
WOW, WOW, i am stunned and amazed... part III is the ending this masterpiece deserves. I can just recommend anyone to watch all three movies... What makes us human? How do we differ from animals? .. I think there hasnt been any movie yet which made me think sooo much...
Well...it was worth the investment of time to see this magnificent film -- all three parts, three-plus hours each. Truly memorable!