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1959

Senjo no nadeshiko

Broken Blossoms

戦場のなでしこ

Release Date
February, 28th, 1959
Running Time
78 min
Genre
Feature
Color
Color
Screening Format
-
Screen Size
Cinema Scope (1:2.35)

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[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

SHINTOHO

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

SHINTOHO

[ Story ]

After the surrender in August 1945, the Japanese residents in Manchuria fell into the hands of the enemy forces. The volunteer nurses soon attract the attention of the occupation troops and they are drafted to a medical relief station. Then a group of five nurses are sent to another medical relief centre and a month later another five girls follow them. But although ostensibly nurses they are really intended as comfort girls for the troops. And when the remaining nurses realize this they compose a farewell poem,
"Our hearts are pure forever
As the blossom
Which soon will bloom
Then fade and die."
After which they take their own lives rather than live in dishonour.

【Quoted from Unijapan Film Quarterly 1959.2.2】

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