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Bokuchan No Senjou


This combination of a wartime drama and children's film paints an effective depiction of misery as seen through the eyes of a young boy. He has no trouble with his vision, so the picture that emerges is sadly accurate. The time is early 1944, and the 10-year-old Bokuchan (Takanori Kurumagi) has been sent to a children's camp outside the city of Osaka for his own protection. The fire-bombing of the city and its environs has already begun. The frail Bokuchan is in no physical shape to stand up to the camp...more