"He died without regaining his faith in humanity"
Mifune's only work as director is surprisingly decent given its initial response from critics. It's certainty B Movie stuff and not quite as impressive as similar work by Kihachi Okamoto or early Shohei Imamura but its a fun adventure film which can be quite poignant at times.
The idea of the remembering the war dead and the ghosts left behind on foreign soil is weaved well into the treasure hunt narrative whilst the imperialism of the American occupation and belief in the goodness in humanity are explored in impressive ways.
It is disappointing that, seeing as the film is set in the Philippines, memory of the war is not explored outside of…