Caterpillar (DVD)

Directed by Kôji Wakamatsu

Release Year: 2010
Running Time: 84
UPC: 7 38329 07752 5
Color Type: Color
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles [audio]
Genres: War, Drama
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Cast
Chiyo Kurokawa Emi Masuda
The Village Chief Sabu Kawahara
Tadashi Kurokawa Keigo Kasuya
Shigeko Kurokawa Shinobu Terajima

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Cinematographers Tomohiko Tsuji and Yoshihisa Toda
Writers Hisako Kurosawa and Izuru Deguchi
Produced by Kôji Wakamatsu
Directed by Kôji Wakamatsu

Set during the time of the Second Sino-Japanese War, Caterpillar tells the story of a Japanese soldier who returns home horrifically mutilated. Liutenant Kurokawa is literally nothing but a human torso: he has lost both his arms and legs, and with burns covering half his face, he is also unable to speak. His wife, Shigeko (Shinobu Terajima), is given the grueling task of looking after him, which, in addition to feeding and washing him, includes the job of satisfying his sexual desires -- impulses that remain as strong as ever in spite of his disabled condition. Taught to be dutiful and to do her part for her country, Shigeko bears her burden -- but as she realizes that her husband's life lies entirely in her hands, she begins to question the role she has accepted. A film that won Shinobu Terajima the Silver Bear award for Best Actress at the 2010 Berlin Film Festival, CATERPILLAR is at heart a powerful indictment of Japan's militaristic, nationalistic past.

"[A] masterpiece...has the blunt force of a tank rolling over naked flesh." - Maggie Lee, The Hollywood Reporter

"UNFLINCHING...bravura performances bring a quietly devastating argument to the most intimate setting." - Wall Street Journal

  • WINNER: Best Actress; 2010 Berlin Film Festival

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