The Sea and Poison

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The Sea and Poison
Directed byKei Kumai
Based onThe Sea and Poison
by Shusaku Endo
StarringEiji Okuda
Ken Watanabe
Release date
  • October 17, 1986 (1986-10-17)
Running time
123 minutes

The Sea and Poison (海と毒薬, Umi to Dokuyaku) is a 1986 Japanese film directed by Kei Kumai and based on a novel by Shusaku Endo. It tells the true story of downed American fliers in WW II who are vivisected by Japanese surgeons in medical experiments.

The film has yet to see a home release outside of Japan, nor one with an English translation.[1] Unofficial translations exist online [2] and can be legally watched with an original Japanese DVD using computer software that allows custom subtitles.



37th Berlin International Film Festival[3]

41st Mainichi Film Award[4]


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  2. ^ "The Sea and Poison subtitles English". Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Berlinale: 1987 Prize Winners". Retrieved 2011-03-03.
  4. ^ 41 1986年 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-12-15.

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