Has anyone in Japan made a movie about the second World War? I'm especially interested in a war movie from the Japanese military point of view such as "Das Boot". Is Japan's role in World War II still to tender a subject for filmmakers there to deal with?
The only Japanese movie I can think of is the anime classic "The Grave of the Fireflies", which has been recently released on a wonderful 2-disc Special Edition DVD. It's without a doubt one of the great anti-war movies of all time. The story is about two Japanese children - a fourteen year-old boy and a five year-old girl - who must try to fend for themselves after their mother is killed in the American fire-bombing of Kobe. Food is scarce and the people are desparate and in no mood to share what little they have with a couple of orphans. It's truly heartbreaking.