Farewell Rabaul

Farewell Rabaul (1954)

  • Genre: Romance, War
  • Release Date: 1954-02-10
  • Runtime: 1h 45min
  • Language: 日本語
  • Production Company: Toho Company, Ltd.
  • Production Country: Japan
  • Director:


This is a film about a Naval Air Corps Director who hates the war. Director Honda uses this film to ask the question "What is war?", showing the human bonds between Japan and America, Japanese military tactics which had little regard for life, and the attitude of Japanese military personnel who treated their actions as if they were just doing a job. This film contains few battle scenes, concentrating instead on the love stories of young officers and female members of the community in this lonely air base.

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  • Ryô Ikebe

    as Captain Wakabayashi
  • Mariko Okada

    as Sumiko Komatsu
  • Rentarô Mikuni

    as Captain Katase
  • Chieko Nakakita

    as Michiyo
  • Akihiko Hirata

    as First lieutenant Noguchi
  • Akemi Negishi

    as Kimu
  • Akira Kubo

    as Shimada
  • Yû Fujiki

  • Kenji Sahara

  • Haruo Nakajima

    as Soldier
Directing Ishirô Honda Director
Writing Shinobu Hashimoto Writer
Writing Takeshi Kimura Writer
Writing Dai Nishijima Writer
Sound Hiroaki Hagiwara Music
Directing Kengo Furusawa Assistant Director
Crew Eiji Tsuburaya Special Effects
Production Tomoyuki Tanaka Producer
Camera Kazuo Yamada Director of Photography