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Anatahan (aka [[Feature~V179594~Ana-Ta-Han~hanatodoto]]) represented the apotheosis of filmmaker [[Performer~P112722~Josef von Sternberg~josefvonsternberg]]'s lifelong fascination with the Orient. Over a year in the making, the film was the most expensive ever made in Japan up to 1953. Based on fact, the story concerns a group of Japanese marines who refused to believe that their country had been defeated in 1945, and thus spent the next seven years stubbornly manning their posts on a remote Pacific...more