(aka For Those We Love)
Original title: Ore wa, kimi no tame ni koso shini ni iku
With the war turning against the Japanese, the military high command consider the use of suicide pilots to attack allied shopping in the Pacific. In the south of Japan, young pilots arrive to begin preparations for their first and only missions. Nearby to the kamikaze training base, a tavern owner provides comfort and respite despite objections from the military. The movie highlights the the dichotomy of dying for Japan, without having experienced Japanese life in full.
IMDb rating: 5.9
Director: Taku Shinjô
Writer: Shintarô Ishihara
Stars: Ryôhei Abe, Tôru Emori, Katsutaka Furuhata