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  • Outlaw-Matsu Comes Home

    Directed by Shohei Imamura • Documentary • 2012 • 48 minutes

    Shohei Imamura rejoins Fujita, one of the subjects of IN SEARCH OF THE UNRETURNED SOLDIERS IN THAILAND, for the former soldier's first trip home to Japan following his post-war exile.

    Fujita's reunion with Japan is not a happy one. He...

  • The Unreturned Soldiers In Malaysia

    Directed by Shohei Imamura • Documentary • 1971 • 45 minutes

    In Malaysia, Imamura follows one false lead after another as he tries to locate unreturned Japanese who had given up the culture of their birth to integrate with Malaysian society. These wrong turns take the filmmaker on a tour through...

  • The Unreturned Soldiers In Thailand

    Directed by Shohei Imamura • Documentary • 1971 • 50 minutes

    Imamura has better luck in Thailand, where he brings together three unreturned soldiers to discuss their experiences during the war and after.

    The three men—a farmer named Fujita and two doctors: Toshida and Nakayama—have responded ve...

  • Vampire Clay

    Directed by Soichi Umezawa • Drama • With Ena Fujita, Yuyu Makihara, Momoka Sugimoto • 2017 • 81 minutes

    From Japanese special effects master Soichi Umezawa comes a singular horror experience in a wildly hilarious marriage of The Blob and The Evil Dead. After studying in Tokyo, Kaori returns to ...

  • The Vow from Hiroshima

    Directed by Susan Strickler • Documentary • 2020 • 82 minutes

    THE VOW FROM HIROSHIMA is an intimate portrait of Setsuko Thurlow, a passionate, 85-year-old survivor of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima. Her moving story is told through the lens of her growing friendship with a second generation surviv...