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Shiro from Amakusa, the Christian Rebel

  • 1962
  • Japan
  • 110 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Nagisa Oshima
  • Cast: Hashizo Okawa, Ryutaro Otomo, Satomi

Oshima tells the historical tale of Shiro, the teenage boy who led the 1637 rebelion of starving Christian peasants against landowners and samurai. True to form, the chronicle is fashioned in such a manner as to shed light on the contemporary rebellion of Japanese youth against the country's repressive rulers.

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