|Oba, The Last Samurai|
Directed by: Hideyuki Hirayama
Starring: Takenouchi Yutaka , Inoue mao, Sean McGowan
Based on the autobiographical novel "Oba, the Last Sumarai" by U.S. soldier Don Jones.
In July 1944, after 28 days of bloody battle, the island of Saipan was declared secured. All Japanese troops were assumed dead and all resistance ended. As in most Pacific battles, a number of enemy troops escaped to hide in the hills and jungle. Captain Sakae Oba, one of the Japanese soldiers on Saipan, a former high school geography teacher, organized a party of some 300 soldiers and civilians.
He fed, clothed, and sheltered them in jungle villages and caves. Oba carried on a guerrilla campaign against the American garrison and refused to surrender until he personally received instructions from the Imperial General Staff, in December 1945, 3 months after Japan had surrendered to US forces.
2011 - COLOR - 16:9 ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN - 128 MIN.
JAPANESE with OPTIONAL ENGLISH SUBTITLES