The Red Angel

© 1966 Kadokawa Pictures
  • 赤い天使
    Akai tenshi
  • Japan 1966, 35mm, 95 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • Director: Yasuzo MASUMURA
  • Script: Ryozo KASAHARA based on a novel by Yorichika ARIMA
  • Production: Daiei
  • Camera: Setsuo KOBAYASHI
  • World sales: Kadokawa
  • Film copy: Japan Foundation
  • Cast: Ayako WAKAO, Shinsuke ASHIDA, Yusuke KAWAZU, Ranko AKAGI, Ayako IKEGAMI
  • With an introduction by Jonathan Hall

During the Second Sino-Japanese war, nurse Sakura (Ayako WAKAO) is assigned to the front. Her ideals are instantly put to the test: the wounded can hardly be treated and she has to fight off the attacks of morally corrupted soldiers. Only the drug-addicted doctor Okabe offers some solace. MASUMURA’s war movie foregoes depictions of battle scenes, conveying the horrors of war by the claustrophobic confined space of the field hospital.

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