Sheffield DocFest 2013

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In Search Of The Unreturned Soldiers In Malaysia (Mikikanhei o otte/Mare) (Country: Japan; Year: 1971; Director: Shohei Imamura)
Made as part of a TV series in the middle of Imamura’s documentary career, the director is again like a private detective tracking down ex-Japanese soldier, A-Kim, who has resettled in Malaysia.
In Search of the Unreturned Soldiers in Thailand (Mikikanhei o otte/Tai) (Country: Japan; Year: 1971; Director: Shohei Imamura)
In Thailand, Imamura’s investigation brings him face to with a group of soldiers from different classes, each of whom has, in some way, committed war crimes while in the Japanese army.
Karayuki-san, the Making of a Prostitute (Karayuki-san) (Country: Japan; Year: 1973; Director: Shohei Imamura)
Kikyo Zendo was one of thousands of Japanese women forced into sex work during the war. It’s an experience she discusses with Imamura.
A Man Vanishes (Ningen jôhatsu) (Country: Japan; Year: 1967; Director: Shôhei Imamura)
Thousands of Japanese disappear without a trace every year. Imamura and his crew investigate the disappearance of a young businessman and get more than they bargained for.

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