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Four Personal Perspectives on the Film Documentary, Japanese Devils

Japanese Devils is an extraordinarily shocking and courageous film. It is difficult to imagine a more intimate, powerful, and persuasive indictment of Japanese atrocities in the long-ago war against China—or a more remarkable expression of public confession and contrition. The fourteen Japanese who speak to us here are ordinary old men, but their willingness to acknowledge the mon­strous crimes of their youth so that others might take warning is rare indeed. Japanese Devils transcends mere hi...

Film Review Essay, Resources

Four Personal Perspectives on the Film Documentary, Japanese Devils

Confessions of Imperial Army Soldiers From Japan’s War Against China DIRECTED BY MATSUI MINORU PRODUCED BY MATSUI MINORU AND OGURI KEN’ICHI VHS. 160 MINUTES (LONG VERSION) AND 58 MINUTES (SHORT VERSION) JAPANESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES Japanese Devils is an extraordinarily shocking and courageous film. It is difficult to imagine a more intimate, powerful, and persuasive indictment of Japanese atrocities in the long-ago war against China—or a more remarkable expression of public confe...