Good Morning Lovelies,

A few weeks ago I was sent the classic boxset of The Human Condition Trilogy Collection. The rarely been seen Japanese films, have been released today by Arrow Films and so I was intrigued to find out about them and what made them so special.

Created in three parts, the war films are altogether nine hours long and show very depth information about the life and stories of the characters. You feel as though you leave the marathon film viewing knowing everything about the characters and their lives. There is nothing you can miss.

In the three films, the story follows on in each one as they tell the tale of Kaji, a personal figure to the director Masaki Kobayashi, as he goes from working in a factory to being a private in the army. The life of war soon gets to him physically and the film follows the problems he faces.

The films are ones that will stay with you for a long time. The characters are hard to forget and you know that what you see must have a small amount of truth to them. I am not sure why they have not been shown more but if the realistic nature of the story Kaji is telling on screen is anything to go by then it is pretty obvious in some cases.

WWII has been explored and shown on screen in many many ways but these three films have a different feel to them and they are definitely going to leave there mark on the film world.

There so I am giving it…

4 Stars

Blog Soon,
Joey X

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