Men Behind the Sun 1 (1988)
The subs are a bit off here and there – was already burnt into the video, so nothing could be done
AKA: Hei Tai Yang 731, Black Sun 731, Squadron 731
Directed by: Tun Fei Mou
Starring: Gang Wang (Lt. Gen. Ishii)
Country: Hong Kong, Asian Cinema
Language: Mandarin (English subtitles)
Genres: Military, Based on a True Story, Violence Against-Relationships with Animals, Captivity, Gruesome, Fascism, Torture, Racism, Medical
Plot – Spoilers:
Men Behind the Sun is based on Unit 731, a facility run by the Japanese during WW2, where experiments were conducted on mostly Chinese and some Soviet prisoners. The prisoners were referred to as ‘logs’ and the experiments were part of a grand plan to design biological weapons.
Lt. Gen. Ishii arrives at Unit 731 with a reputation that forces even the Generals there to be servile, with his every whim unquestioned. Coinciding with his arrival, a squadron of teenage boys are brought in, who act as a sort of mirror to the atrocities that the perpetrators rarely stare into. With defeat for Imperial Japan looming, Ishii believes his Unit is a secret ace that can turn the war around and the experiments get more brutal.
Apart from the quite vivid human torment, Men Behind the Sun also includes a few controversial scenes of violence vs animals such as a cat being devoured by rats (later claimed by the Director to be fake), and an (oddly) aesthetic scene of rats on fire scurrying hither thither.
Predictably, the movie was received with outrage and was promptly banned in a number of countries though most of this probably had to do with its historical context.
ummm may you fix the loading? My internet is running good, but it still buffering like everytime.
love this movie
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Its no secret that the Japs were one of the cruellest regimes during WW2 and other conflicts as this film points out. Seeing as this is based on fact rather than fiction puts a whole new perspective on things. I think this film is quite accurate as to the atrocities the Japs perpetrated, and its no wonder they were nuked twice in 1945. Not an enjoyable movie but one that is necessary to bring out the truth of war.
I remember watching this movie with English dub on Youtube and it’s like a dark comedy oml.
this is one of those films that was considered terrible for its time, but this movie should really be on Amazon Prime or Shudder at this point. its more of a historical film and its done really well! personally loved watching it. snuggle up and pack a bowl for this wild ride
Aside from the animal cruelty in this film, the biggest thing that really pisses me off is the fact that some of these sick fucks never stepped into a courtroom to face justice for war crimes but were given immunity and sanctuary in the U.S. just like the Nazis before them. Makes me sick really. Honestly, I wouldn’t be surprised if Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin Laden are having drinks together and exchanging war crimes stories in some deep underground military base in the U.S.
Is this the same as Secret Prison Part 1 (2010) and Secret Prison Part 2 (2010) just posted under a different name which also covered the atrocities of Unit 731?
The message of this film is no matter what you do to Asians, there is still billion of them around.
Lol I was 11 when I saw this on vhs in Australia 89,or 90 probably,I’d seen some gory shit,but that guys guts busting out of his shitter when the stuck him in the vacuum chamber was pretty wild
too good and real a film to troll but why the baby dik?