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ANATAHAN

/ Anatahan

Japan, 1953, 94’

When and Where

  • 14:15 Cineplex (Sala 5)
  • 14:00 Cineplex (Sala 5)

The Austrian-American master Josef von Sternberg’s lifelong fascination with the Far East reached its peak in his last solo-directed film, inspired by a true story of Japanese soldiers who spent six years on a Pacific island denying that the Second World War had ended. In the film, a seductress arrives to destabilize their minds on the way to a shattering ending. The uncensored director’s cut of Anatahan – which Sternberg also photographed, co-wrote, and narrated – has been restored in 2K and remains relevant and haunting.

 

Director

Joseph von Sternberg

The Austrian Josef von Sternberg (1894 – 1969) worked with the German actor Emil Jannings. He was invited to Berlin to produce The Blue Angel. His focus technique helped to create the legend of Marlene Dietrich in the six films that they made together in Hollywood.

Credits

Director
Josef von Sternberg
Screenwriter
Josef von Sternberg
Producer
Kazuo Takimura
Director of Photography
Kôzô Okazaki
Production Design
Takashi Kono
Editor
Mitsuzô Miyata
Soundtrack
Akira Ifukube
Souns
Hisashi Kase

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