Mount Hakkoda (1977 film)

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Mount Hakkōda
Directed by Shirō Moritani
Produced by Shinobu Hashimoto
Written by Shinobu Hashimoto
Yoshitarō Nomura
Tomoyuki Tanaka
Starring Ken Takakura
Kinya Kitaōji
Rentarō Mikuni
Yūzō Kayama
Music by Yasushi Akutagawa
Cinematography Daisaku Kimura
Edited by Michiko Ikeda
Jūgo Takemura
Distributed by Toho
Release date
  • June 4, 1977 (1977-06-04) (Japan)
Running time
169 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese
Box office Japan 2.59 billion JPY

Mt. Hakkoda (八甲田山, Hakkōda-san) is a 1977 Japanese film directed by Shirō Moritani. Based on the novelist Jirō Nitta's recounting of the Hakkōda Mountains incident, the film tells the story of two infantry regiments of the Imperial Japanese Army, consisting of 210 men, that tried to traverse Mt. Hakkoda in the winter of 1902, in preparation for the anticipated Russo-Japanese War. The film was Japan's submission to the 50th Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but was not accepted as a nominee.[1]


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  1. ^ "List of Japanese films nominated for Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film" (in Japanese). Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan. Retrieved 2008-06-22. 

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