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. AKA All My Children
Stars: Hitomi Nakahara, Chieko Misaki, Tomoko Mayama, Shinjiro Tomita, Tanie Kitabayashi, Sumio Takatsu.
Many thanks to Pablo for the synopsis.