The Ants

Genre:  Documentary
Running Time:  101 min.
Release Date: February 15, 2008 (limited)

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Waichi Okumura is an 80-year-old WWII veteran and one of 2600 ordered to stay on in China and fight along with the Chinese nationalists in the post-1945 civil war. Racing against the time, he powerfully campaigns to expose the secret military orders that kept them in China years after Japan had surrendered.

His journey starts from the hot spot of Asia, the Yasukuni shrine. His quest takes him to China, where he had once become the killing machine, and finds truths about the Japanese military as well as himself under the long spell by it. During his journey, he meets a Chinese old lady who was kidnapped, raped, and confined by the Japanese soldiers.

From her, he hears a story of human evils -- and even forgiveness.

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