Director: Yasuzo Masumura
Set against the Sino-Japanese war of 1939, a young angelic military nurse is raped by her patients and sent to the front line for daring to register a complaint. Posted to a rag-tag demoralised unit, she falls in love with an impotent morphine-addicted surgeon. Together the pair seek solace in each other, as all around, disease, brutality and carnage threaten to sweep their humanity away...
Japan. 1966. B&W. 95 mins
"A masterpiece ...an unforgettable journey." The Guardian