731: Two Versions of Hell

Direction
Year
2006
Country
  • United States
  • China
  • Taiwan
Runtime
27min
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Subtitles

Troop No. 731 was a secret unit of the imperial armywhich 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 thegrowing historic revisionism consists of two parts: in the firstone history is presented from the Chinese perspective, thesecond part offers the Japanese interpretation. Usage of thesame shots in both parts of the film ironically demonstrates the potential to misuse any film images.The film was awarded as the Best Documentary Film of 2007 by Woody Vašulka at Jihlava International Festival.

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  • Original Title
    731: Two Versions of Hell
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    James T. Hong
  • Cinematography
    James T. Hong, Yin-Ju Chen
  • Editing
    James T. Hong
  • Music
    James T. Hong, Yin-Ju Chen
  • Sound
    Zukunsmusik, Ball Bearing
  • Runtime
    27 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
    2006
  • Country
    • United States
    • China
    • Taiwan
  • Production
      • James T. Hong
      • 13860 Canoe Brook Drive, Apt. 5K
      • CA. 90740 Seal Beach
      • United States
      • e-mail: zukunftsmusik@gmail.com

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