Battle of the Pacific

11/06/2012
  |  Buy to Own: 11/06/2012
  |  Watch Now: 14/06/2012
  |  128 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC
Battle of the Pacific Film Poster

Synopsis

Hideyuki Hirayama directs this adaptation of the novel by World War Two veteran Don Jones about the Japanese defence of the island of Saipan. Captain Sakae Oba (Yutaka Takenouchi) is stationed on Saipan when American forces invade in June 1944. Retreating into the jungle, he assembles a ragtag band of Japanese fighters and leads them into a guerrilla war. Making their base on the island's highest point, Mount Tapochau, the guerrilla fighters continue their resistance even after Japan's surrender in August 1945.

Contains strong battle violence and ritual suicide
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