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Human Condition, Part 3: A Soldier's Prayer

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() was the final entry in Japanese filmmaker Masaki Kobayashi's Human Condition trilogy. As in 1958's (see entry 23818) and 1961's The Road to Eternity (see entry 23819), the protagonist is the pacifistic Kaji, played by Tatsuya Nakadai. Strong-armed into the Japanese military during World War II, Kaji has reluctantly learned to kill on the battlefields. Upon his country's surrender, Kaji gives himself up to the Russian troops, hoping to...more

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