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Plot: American and Japanese soldiers, stranded on a tiny Pacific island during World War II, must make a temporary truce and cooperate to survive various tribulations. Told through the eyes of the American and Japanese unit commanders, who must deal with an atmosphere of growing distrust and tension between their men.
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They never mention what war it is
Some people choose to see war as good vs. evil. Perhaps at a macroscopic or ideological level, it can be seen that way. But on a human level, eye-to-eye with the enemy, everything changes. That is why, in boot camp, the first thing a recruit learns is to de-humanize the enemy, or worse, to hate the person in his target sights. This is a powerful film which explores what happens when soldiers dare to meet their targets face to face and re-humanize them.
Set on a remote, uncharted isle in the pacific, two enemy platoons find themselves marooned with no connection to the war. They fight, with heavy casualties on both sides, but due to the close quarters, it’s inevitable that they would come to see each other as human beings & neighbours. That’s as much as I’ll say because the rest is for you to discover.
This is not a WWII film. There are no politics mentioned, and aside from the uniforms it could be about any two warring nations–India & Pakistan, Israel & Palestine, 18th century France & England–and the script would basically remain the same. The message of the film is absolute.
Frank Sinatra made his first, and I think his only, directing effort here, and I thought it was spectacular. Like many of his films it has a somewhat playful delivery, but when the moment calls for gravity, we get it as heavy as a sack of bricks. The “amputation scene” is a great example. Done entirely without music, wide camera so we can see everyone’s tension (down to the Buddhist priest chanting quietly in the background), and perhaps the sweatiest scene of Sinatra’s career.
If you like this kind of challenging war movie which dares to show both sides of the coin, I also recommend “Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence” (set in a Japanese POW camp), “The Young Lions” (starring Marlon Brando as a Nazi soldier with a heart), “Das Boot” (a boot full of Nazis with hearts) or my favourite, a great Korean war-comedy-drama called “Welcome to Dongmakgol”.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 46 min (106 min)
Genre Adventure, Drama, War
Director Frank Sinatra
Writer John Twist, Katsuya Susaki, Kikumaru Okuda
Actors Frank Sinatra, Clint Walker, Tatsuya Mihashi
Country Japan, United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (RCA Sound Recording) (uncredited)
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm