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203 kochi (1980)

Depicts the bloody siege of the fortress Port Arthur during the Russo-Japanese War 1904 - 1905. In the story dominated the character Lt Takeshi Kogyo (Teruhiko Aoi), teachers, and a reserve... See full summary »

Director:

Toshio Masuda

Writer:

Kazuo Kasahara
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tatsuya Nakadai ... General Nogi
Teruhiko Aoi Teruhiko Aoi ... Takeshi Koga
Toshirô Mifune ... Emperor Meiji
Hisaya Morishige Hisaya Morishige ... Hirobumi Ito
Shigeru Kôyama Shigeru Kôyama ... Aritomo Yamagata
Masako Natsume Masako Natsume ... Sachi Matsuo
Masayuki Yuhara Masayuki Yuhara ... Kikumatsu Umetani
Kentaro Kaneko Kentaro Kaneko ... Shigeru Amachi
Tetsurô Tanba ... General Kodama
Makoto Satô Makoto Satô
Yoshio Inaba Yoshio Inaba
Akio Hasegawa Akio Hasegawa
Akihiko Hirata
Yôko Nogiwa Yôko Nogiwa ... Shizuko Nogi
Sen Yano Sen Yano
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Depicts the bloody siege of the fortress Port Arthur during the Russo-Japanese War 1904 - 1905. In the story dominated the character Lt Takeshi Kogyo (Teruhiko Aoi), teachers, and a reserve officer who became commander of the platoon and later company. At the same time monitors the conduct of the army commander general Nogi (Tatsuya Nakadai), which was commissioned of the emperor Matsuhito(Toshirô Mifune) to the conquest of the fort. Written by alE13

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Genres:

Drama | History | War

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | Russian

Release Date:

20 March 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

203 Plateaus See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Toei Tokyo See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The movie depicts the Japanese soldiers in dark blue uniforms throughout the whole movie when in fact, during the summer months they would have worn khaki instead and even in the winter months, many times they took to wearing khaki uniforms over their dark blue to help with concealment. See more »

Goofs

Tracer bullets were used multiple times in the movie. Tracer bullets were not in use in the war of 1904-1905 between Russia and Japan, being developed in 1915 by the United Kingdom of Great Britain. See more »

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Sakimori no uta
Written by Masashi Sada
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Why did they have campaign in China?
4 July 2007 | by gege-qingSee all my reviews

In the beginning of the movie, the aside said the campaign was to protect their country. To protect their country, they could invade other country. Is this right? According to this parlance, our country also can assign the force to Japan? And to protect our profit,we can take somewhere in Japan as our basis for almost 50 years? Everyone who love peace can consider this logic is wrong and don't agree with Japanese acquaintance for the history. Today most Japanese don't correct the wrong viewpoint of their invaded history.

So Japanese is not worth to be trust! And I think China will be strong in the future and don't suffer the other countries's invasion.


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