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Director Kazuo Hara Japan 1987

122 min., OV with English subs

ゆきゆきて、神軍 / The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On

Kenzo Okuzaki, a veteran of the Imperial Army and survivor of the war in New Guinea, single-handedly challenges the postwar political establishment of Japan. Holding the Emperor responsible for the war crimes, Okuzaki protests in various ways such as driving around with anti-government slogans, distributing the Emperor's naked images, and attempting to kill the officer who ordered the execution of his fellow soldiers. Five years in the making, Kazuo Hara's documentary defies the colonial power from within.