Set in Japan during the last month of World War II in June 1945, this grim neorealist account of the political oppression during the reign of Imperialist Japan follows the adventures of a class of school children as they are fiercely indoctrinated to become pilots for the Japanese airforce.
Director: Miyoji Ieki.
Stars: Hitomi Nakahara, Chieko Misaki, Tomoko Mayama, Shinjiro Tomita, Tanie Kitabayashi, Sumio Takatsu. AKA All My Children
Many thanks to Pablo for writing the synopsis for this post.