Japanese Film Showing - Best Wishes for Tomorrow
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|Thu 27 Oct ’11, 7:30pm||
Where: University of Auckland Library, 5 Alfred St, Auckland
- Admission: Free
Event listed by: JapaneseConsulate
Join us for the 2011 Japanese film evenings! All films are held at the University of Auckland Library Building Lecture Theatre 109-B15 and the University of Waikato, Lecture Theatre 3. We hope that you will enjoy the films and gain a deeper insight into various aspects of Japanese society.
October film: "Best Wishes for Tomorrow" (Drama, 2008, 110min, M, Director: Takashi Koizumi)
Wartime past offers lessons for today.
The post war trial of Lieutenant General Tasuku Okada, who took responsibility for ordering the execution of 38 captured US prisoners of war, after he considered them to be war criminals instead for the war time fire bombing of Nagoya.
Okada took full blame for the war crime, in effect, shielding his subordinates from harsh punishment and earning him wide respect. The movie seeks to call attention to the unresolved question.
Admission free! No booking required. All welcome.
Presented by The Consulate-General of Japan, The University of Auckland, The University of Waikato, and The Japan Culture Centre, Sydney (The Japan Foundation).