In 1942, British soldier Jack Celliers comes to a japanese prison camp. The camp is run by Yonoi, who has a firm belief in discipline, honour and glory. In his view, the allied prisoners are cowards when they chose to surrender instead of commiting suicide. One of the prisoners, interpreter John Lawrence, tries to explain the japanese way of thinking, but is considered a traitor.
|Sound||Ryuichi Sakamoto||Original Music Composer|
|Production||Masato Harada||Executive Producer|
|Production||Terry Glinwood||Executive Producer|
|Writing||Laurens Van der Post||Novel|
|Production||Geoffrey Nethercott||Executive Producer|
|Production||Eiko Oshima||Executive Producer|
|Camera||Tôichirô Narushima||Director of Photography|