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Certification15 Our Rating

Set in the Sino-Japanese war, Yasuzo Masumura's black-and-white anti-war film tells of an army nurse who sexually services an amputee and falls in love with a drug-addicted surgeon. This can't be recommended to the squeamish, but neither can its nuanced eroticism nor its passionate, unpredictable moral focus, be easily shaken off. Comparable with Altman's MASH, it suggests a less comic treatment of the same theme, how to preserve one's humanity in impossible circumstances, but its ethics are con find out more...

CertificationPG Our Rating

Following an early and promising political career, Franklin Roosevelt, the only US president to be elected three times, was stricken with polio at 39 years of age. This film follows his struggle with paralysis, the refuge he took in an obscure and run-down Georgia health spa, the place in which he found the opportunity for peace, solace and the will to continue, and the family pressure to return to public life and politics. Perhaps the most significant battle he fought with the stigma of paralys find out more...