731: Two Versions of Hell

731: Two Versions of Hell

731: Dvojí výklad pekla

Script: James T. Hong
Photography: James T. Hong, Yin-Ju Chen
Editing: James T. Hong
Sound: Zukunftsmusik, Ball Bearing
Music: James T. Hong, Yin-Ju Chen
Color: Colour
Language: English

Troop No. 731 was a secret unit of the imperial army which tested biological weapons during WW2. Although its cruel experiments on living people produced thousands of casualties, this activity is still denied by a number of Japanese historians. This documentary reacting to the growing historic revisionism consists of two parts: in the first one history is presented from the Chinese perspective, the second part offers the Japanese interpretation. Usage of the same shots in both parts of the film ironically demonstrates the potential to misuse any film images.

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Festival edition: 2007
Sections: Opus bonum
Awards: Best World Documentary Film
Exhibition format: DVD PAL
Subtitle languages: English


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