DIRECTOR: JOSEF VON STERNBERG
CAST: AKEMI NEGISHI, TADASHI SUGANUMA, KISABURO SAWAMURA
Visionary Josef von Sternberg had once been a feared and revered presence on the Paramount Studios lot, but after one too many clashes over his obsessive perfectionism he went independent, directing, writing, shooting, and narrating this sublime film about a dozen Japanese seamen stranded on a Pacific Island with one woman—unaware that World War II has ended, and with a little war of their own in the making.
2K restoration performed by Kino Lorber, in association with the Library of Congress and Lobster Films, working from the original camera negative and other 35mm elements provided by the Estate of Josef von Sternberg and the Cinémathèque Française.
A Kino Lorber release