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The Resource Ningen no jōken : Human condition, Shōchiku Eiga ; seisaku, Wakatsuki Shigeru ; gensaku, Gomikawa Junpei ; kyakushoku, Matsuyama Zenzō, Kobayashi Masaki ; kantoku, Kobayashi Masaki = The human condition / a Shochiku film ; produced by Shigeru Wakatsuki ; screenplay by Zenzo Matsuyama and Masaki Kobayashi ; directed by Masaki Kobayashi

Ningen no jōken : Human condition, Shōchiku Eiga ; seisaku, Wakatsuki Shigeru ; gensaku, Gomikawa Junpei ; kyakushoku, Matsuyama Zenzō, Kobayashi Masaki ; kantoku, Kobayashi Masaki = The human condition / a Shochiku film ; produced by Shigeru Wakatsuki ; screenplay by Zenzo Matsuyama and Masaki Kobayashi ; directed by Masaki Kobayashi

Label
Ningen no jōken : Human condition
Title
Ningen no jōken
Title remainder
Human condition
Statement of responsibility
Shōchiku Eiga ; seisaku, Wakatsuki Shigeru ; gensaku, Gomikawa Junpei ; kyakushoku, Matsuyama Zenzō, Kobayashi Masaki ; kantoku, Kobayashi Masaki = The human condition / a Shochiku film ; produced by Shigeru Wakatsuki ; screenplay by Zenzo Matsuyama and Masaki Kobayashi ; directed by Masaki Kobayashi
Title variation
Human condition
Contributor
Actor
Director of photography
Film director
Film producer
Interviewee
Interviewer
Screenwriter
Writer of supplementary textual content
Subject
Genre
Language
  • jpn
  • eng
  • jpn
  • jpn
Summary
Tells of the journey of the well-intentioned yet naive Kaji from labor camp supervisor to Imperial Army soldier to Soviet POW. Constantly trying to rise above a corrupt system, Kaji time and again finds his morals an impediment rather than an advantage
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
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Credits note
Producer, Tatsuo Hosoya (2nd film); cinematography, Yoshio Miyajima ; art, Kazue Hirataka; music, Chuji Kinoshita ; editing, Keiichi Uraoka
Intended audience
MPAA rating: not rated
Language note
In Japanese, with optional subtitles in English
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PerformerNote
Nakadai Tatsuya, Aratama Michiyo, Sada Keiji, Nakamura Tamao, Kawazu Yūsuke, Ryu Chishū, Naitō Taketoshi, Takamine Hideko
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1914-
  • 1916-1996
  • 1932-
  • 1926-1964
  • 1904-1993
  • 1924-2010
  • 1909-1998
  • 1916-2018
  • 1931-
  • 1916-1995
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  • Wakatsuki, Shigeru
  • Kobayashi, Masaki
  • Matsuyama, Zenzō
  • Nakadai, Tatsuya
  • Aratama, Michiyo
  • Sada, Keiji
  • Nakamura, Tamao
  • Kawazu, Yūsuke
  • Ryū, Chishū
  • Naitō, Taketoshi
  • Takamine, Hideko
  • Miyajima, Yoshio
  • Kinoshita, Chūji
  • Kemp, Philip
  • Shinoda, Masahiro
  • Gomikawa, Junpei
  • Shōchiku Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Janus Films
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
574
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
480
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945
  • Military deserters
  • Prisoners of war
  • Ethics
  • Ethics
  • Military deserters
  • Prisoners of war
  • China
  • Japan
  • Soviet Union
Technique
live action
Label
Ningen no jōken : Human condition, Shōchiku Eiga ; seisaku, Wakatsuki Shigeru ; gensaku, Gomikawa Junpei ; kyakushoku, Matsuyama Zenzō, Kobayashi Masaki ; kantoku, Kobayashi Masaki = The human condition / a Shochiku film ; produced by Shigeru Wakatsuki ; screenplay by Zenzo Matsuyama and Masaki Kobayashi ; directed by Masaki Kobayashi
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • DVD release of the motion picture, originally released from 1959-1961 as three films: No greater love, The road to eternity, and A soldier's prayer
  • A foreign film (Japan)
  • Based on the novel by Junpei Gomikawa
  • Theatrical release in the US by Janus Films
  • Booklet contains essay "The prisoner" by Philip Kemp
  • Special features (all on disc 4): excerpt from a rare Directors Guild of Japan video interview by Masahiro Shinoda of director Masaki Kobayashi (1993); new video interview with actor Tatsuya Nakadai (2009); video appreciation of Kobayashi featuring Masashiro Shinoda (2009); three Japanese theatrical trailers
Accompanying material
1 booklet ([12] pages : 19 cm).
Carrier category
videocassette
Carrier category code
  • vf
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1: Parts 1 and 2 -- Disc 2: Parts 3 and 4 -- Disc 3: Parts 5 and 6 -- Disc 4: The supplements
Control code
320780072
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
4 videodiscs (574 min.)
Isbn
9781604651614
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 715515046619
  • 00715515046619
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Physical substance
plastic
Publisher number
CC1819D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)320780072
System details
DVD ; widescreen (2.35:1) presentation ; Dolby digital mono. and surround
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Ningen no jōken : Human condition, Shōchiku Eiga ; seisaku, Wakatsuki Shigeru ; gensaku, Gomikawa Junpei ; kyakushoku, Matsuyama Zenzō, Kobayashi Masaki ; kantoku, Kobayashi Masaki = The human condition / a Shochiku film ; produced by Shigeru Wakatsuki ; screenplay by Zenzo Matsuyama and Masaki Kobayashi ; directed by Masaki Kobayashi
Publication
Note
  • DVD release of the motion picture, originally released from 1959-1961 as three films: No greater love, The road to eternity, and A soldier's prayer
  • A foreign film (Japan)
  • Based on the novel by Junpei Gomikawa
  • Theatrical release in the US by Janus Films
  • Booklet contains essay "The prisoner" by Philip Kemp
  • Special features (all on disc 4): excerpt from a rare Directors Guild of Japan video interview by Masahiro Shinoda of director Masaki Kobayashi (1993); new video interview with actor Tatsuya Nakadai (2009); video appreciation of Kobayashi featuring Masashiro Shinoda (2009); three Japanese theatrical trailers
Accompanying material
1 booklet ([12] pages : 19 cm).
Carrier category
videocassette
Carrier category code
  • vf
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1: Parts 1 and 2 -- Disc 2: Parts 3 and 4 -- Disc 3: Parts 5 and 6 -- Disc 4: The supplements
Control code
320780072
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
4 videodiscs (574 min.)
Isbn
9781604651614
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 715515046619
  • 00715515046619
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Physical substance
plastic
Publisher number
CC1819D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)320780072
System details
DVD ; widescreen (2.35:1) presentation ; Dolby digital mono. and surround
Video recording format
DVD

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