Fires on the Plain

Shinya Tsukamoto, 2014 (87m)

Fires on the Plain

In the closing days of World War II, the Japanese army is facing imminent defeat in the Philippines. A sick private named Tamura is rejected from the army’s field hospital. After a series of attacks and lucky escapes, he finds himself adrift in the jungle. As he wanders through the hostile landscape, he encounters many horrors: from gravely wounded soldiers to ruthless enemies and allies. As his own health deteriorates, Tamura grows ever more desperate - but his search for food and safety only seems to send him spiralling ever deeper into a living nightmare…

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