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Films about Japanese camps similar to this?


I remembered seeing a similar film that I couldn't remember many years back, it was about the women who were in the Japanese camps during the war as well. I don't remember much from the film except that there was a kind Japanese soldier who helped them out, I think his name is Mickey. Does anybody know the name of this film? Thank you :-)

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there was a BBC tv show called "Tenko". 3 seasons plus reunion....amazing! superior to this movie.

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I think I have found out the name of the movie that I have seen many years ago now, it's called Silent Cries (1993) a.k.a. Guests of the Emperor.

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You may be thinking of Three Came Home with Claudette Colbert. Made in 1950, it seemed to be a kind of sugarcoated version of Japanese prison camps. For example, the prisoners did not appear to have lost much weight during four years of confinement, and their clothing was in pretty good condition.

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there was also a movie called "The great escape"

its with Steve Mcqueen and he helps like 40 girls escape a Jap POW camp

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Um, that wasn't the plot of "The Great Escape." It sounds like an awesomely entertaining movie though. Are you maybe thinking of "The Sand Pebbles." I don't remember much about that movie, and I think it takes place earlier than WWII, but it does have steve Mcqeen, and it takes place in Asia.

More movies like this one?: Of course the one with Claudette Colbert. Also "Bridge on the River Kwi" and also with Claudette Colbert, "So Proudly We Hail." The last one isn't about concentration camps per-say. But it has similar storylines involving a group of women in WWII facing adversity. It's about a Corp of Nurses in the Pacific, but there's lots of action, suspense, and drama.

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"To End All Wars" also deals with Japanese POW camp. It is a Scottish/English camp, but there is a token American, played by Canadian Keifer Sutherland.

"The Great Raid" deals with a mission to liberate a POW camp in the Phillipines in the last days of WWII.

"Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence" is another. Features David Bowie.

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Years ago (1981), PBS ran a mini-series called A Town Like Alice, based on the book by the same name by Nevile Shute. Bryan Brown is the male lead and you can't not fall in love with him in this role.

Half the story is of the women held prisoner by the Japanese and the other half is in Australia. I read the entire book and saw bits of the mini-series------I recommend both.

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Not about Japanese camps, but Playing for Time, with Vanessa Redgrave, was an excellent film. It is based in Auschwitz, where she is spared the gas showers if she pays an instrument for the Nazi officers.

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This thread covers the subject very well. I might add two recent films that deals with the Japanese POW experience ...

Unbroken
The Railway Man

Look them up!

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Unbroken was incredible.

This isn't a film, but I highly recommend the memoir The Flamboya Tree. The author was interned at a Japanese camp with her mother and two brothers for nearly four years. Her mother's love and courage was inspiring to read. Why it hasn't been made into a film, I don't know.

Don't eva let nobody tell you you ain't strong enough

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I think you may be thinking of a film called 'Sisters Of War', which covered very similar ground, and focused on the friendship formed in adversity between an Australian nurse and a nun.

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