I found out about this one after watching THIS VIDEO in which Errol Morris describes his five favorite films (sort of). Errol Morris is one of my favorite documentary filmmakers. He may even be my favorite filmmaker, period, so when he says he likes something, you can bet I'm gonna check it out. The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On (or Yuki Yukite Shingun) follows Kenzo Okuzaki, a 62-year-old Japanese World War II veteran, activist, and former convict. He is trying to track down five fellow veterans who were involved in the execution of two Japanese soldiers at the end of the war while stationed in New Guinea. The explanation for their execution is unclear and may have involved cannibalism. His goal is to get those involved to tell the truth about what really happened so that people can learn the horrors of war in the hope that it may prevent war in the future. Kenzo often resorts to deception and odd physical violence in his interrogations, creating a lot of contradictions between what he advocates and the methods he employs. If you can handle subtitles and are in the mood for something jarringly different, this one is for you.
Netflix it HERE.
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