Ahen senso

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Ahen Sensō
Ahen senso poster.jpg
Japanese film poster
Japanese 阿片戦
Hepburn Ahen Sensō
Directed by Masahiro Makino
Produced by Toho
Written by Hideo Oguni
Akira Kurosawa (uncredited)
Starring Ennosuke Ichikawa
Setsuko Hara
Hideko Takamine
Sugisaku Aoyama
Music by Ryoichi Hattori
Cinematography Jōji Obara
Eiji Tsuburaya (Special Effects)
Release date(s)
  • January 14, 1943 (1943-01-14)
Running time 115 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Ahen senso (阿片戦争?) (or 阿片戰争) aka The Opium War is a 1943 black-and-white Japanese film directed by Masahiro Makino.

"Ahen senso" in Japan refers to the First Opium War. The story of the film concerns this war.



  1. ^ (Japanese) http://www.fjmovie.com/tposter/40-1/ahensenso.htm accessed 20 January 2009
  2. ^ http://www.jmdb.ne.jp/1943/bs000070.htm accessed 20 January 2009


  • Desser, David (1995). "From the Opium War to the Pacific War: Japanese Propaganda Films of World War II". Film History (7): 32–48. 
  • Washitani, Hana. "The Opium War and the cinema wars: a Hollywood in the greater East Asian co-prosperity sphere." Inter-Asia Cultural Studies 4.1 (2003). Pp. 63-76.

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