After the Japanese surrender to the U.S., ending World War II, the residents of a small fishing village feel great humility in the wake of the defeat. But some of the children — Ryuta and Saburo in particular — react with anger and confusion. Their uncertainty about the future is magnified when U.S. troops occupy the area and treat the villagers with kindness, adhering to Gen. MacArthur’s proclamation. Tensions ease, but profound complications still linger.
Director: Masahiro Shinoda. AKA 瀬戸内少年野球団 / MacArthur’s Children
Writers: Yû Aku (novel), Tsutomu Tamura.
Stars: Takaya Yamauchi, Yoshiyuki Ômori, Shiori Sakura, Masako Natsume, Hideji Ôtaki, Haruko Katô, Ken Watanabe.