The Battle of Hong Kong (film)

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The Battle of Hong Kong (香港攻略 英国崩るゝの日)
Directed byShigeo Tanaka
StarringIchirô Izawa
Kiyo Kuroda
Yasushi Nagata
Jun Usami
Masao Wakahara
Dai Nippon Film Company
Distributed byDaiei Studios
Release date
19 November 1942[1]
CountryHong Kong

The Battle of Hong Kong Honkon kōryaku: Eikoku kuzururu no hi (香港攻略 英国崩るゝの日) (Chinese: 香港攻略), also known as The Day England Fell, is the sole film made in Hong Kong during the Japanese Occupation from 1941 to 1945.[2] The 1942 film was produced by the Japanese Dai Nippon Film Company, was directed by Shigeo Tanaka (田中重雄 Tanaka Shigeo) and featured an all-Japanese cast, but some Hong Kong film personalities were also involved in its making.[3]

The Japanese used the film to spread anti-British propaganda; the film portrays the British as having brutal and racist attitudes while in Hong Kong.[4] This film is now lost.[5]

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  2. ^ "Hong Kong Filmography Volume II (1942–1949) Archived 24 October 2010 at the Wayback Machine.." Hong Kong Film Archive. Retrieved 9 November 2009.
  3. ^ Evans, Alun. "Brassey's Guide to War Films." 2000. 53.
  4. ^ Taylor, Philip M. Munitions of the Mind. 3rd Edition. 2003. 239.
  5. ^ Salomon, Harald. "National Policy Films (kokusaku eiga) and Their Audiences New Developments in Research on Wartime Japanese Cinema." Japonica Humboldtiana 8 (2004). p. 161-176. CITED: p. 175

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