The Saga of Anatahan

The Saga of Anatahan
by Josef von Sternberg1h321953United States

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In June 1944, twelve Japanese seaman are stranded on an abandoned-and-forgotten island called An-ta-han for seven years. The island's only inhabitants are the overseer of the abandoned plantation and an attractive young Japanese woman. Discipline is represented by a former warrant officer but ends when he suffers a loss-of-face catastrophe. Soon, discipline and rationality are replaced by a struggle for power and the woman. Power is represented by a pair of pistols found in the wreckage of an American airplane, so important that five men pay for their lives in a bid for supremacy.

Cast and crew
  • Credits

    • Production Compagny : Daiwa, Pathé Contemporary Films
    • Original Music : Akira Ifukube
    • Editing : Mitsuzô Miyata
    • Photo Director : Josef von Sternberg
    • Producer : Josef von Sternberg, Nagamasa Kawakita, Yoshio Osawa
    • Director : Josef von Sternberg
    • Scenario : Josef von Sternberg
    • Set Decoration : Takashi Kono
    • Original Work Author : Michiro Maruyama
  • Technical details

    • Printed format : 35 mm
    • Sound mix : Stéréo 2.0
    • Year of production : 1953
    • French release date : 14 août 1956
    • Category :
    • Color : Black and White
    • Language : English

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