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Human Condition, Part 2: The Road to Eternity


The second of Japanese director [[Performer~P97736~Masaki Kobayashi's~masakikobayashi]] Human Condition trilogy was titled The Road to Eternity (originally Zoku Ningen No Joken). Picking up where 1958's [[Feature~V154441~No Greater Love~daniellesteelsnogreaterlove]] left off, this 1961 film finds the gentle, pacifistic Kaji ([[Performer~P51757~Tatsuya Nakadai~tatsuyanakadai]]) being sent to basic training camp in Manchuria in the waning days of World War II. Kaji struggles bravely to stick to his...more