V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Parole de kamikaze

V' 14

Parole de kamikaze

I, Kamikaze

Sawada Masa
F, 2014
Documentaries, 75min, OmeU

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Parole de kamikaze

Sawada Masa
F, 2014
Documentaries, 75min, OmeU

Contributors: 
Hayashi Fujio
Collaboration
Bertrand Bonello
Sound: 
Takada Rin
Camera: 
Josée Deshaies
Editor: 
Ogi Hiroto
Watanabe Junko
Production: 
Comme des Cinémas
World Sales: 
MK2
Format: 
DCP
Color

A veteran narrates his memories from World War II when he volunteered for the very first kamikaze operation planned by the Japanese Imperial Army. A stunning personal testimony of a bigger-than-life tale. “When I recall the kamikaze unit, when I call up the memories of that time, everything becomes bright. It’s as if those memories are bathed in light. you understand?” – “When you talk about that light, do you mean the images in your mind are shining?” – “Sometimes I think ‘today it’s my turn.’ I wake up with that idea in my head. And at that moment it’s as though the entire universe is bathed in a dazzling light.”

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