Battle of Okinawa (film)

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Battle of Okinawa
Directed by Kihachi Okamoto
Produced by
Screenplay by Kaneto Shindo[1]
Music by Masaru Sato[1]
Cinematography Hiroshi Murai[1]
Release date
  • 17 July 1971 (1971-07-17) (Japan)
Running time
149 minutes[1]
Country Japan

Battle of Okinawa (激動の昭和史 沖縄決戦, Gekidō no Shōwashi: Okinawa Kessen) is a 1971 Japanese war film directed by Kihachi Okamoto from a screenplay by Kaneto Shindo with effects by Teruyoshi Nakano.[1]


Battle of Okinawa received a roadshow theatrical release released on 17 July 1971 in Japan.[1] It received a general release in Japan on 14 August 1971.[2] The film was Toho's highest-grossing film of the year, and the fourth highest grossing domestic release of the year in Japan.[1]

The film was released theatrically in the United States by Min-On of America with a 149-minute running time on 11 September 1973.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Galbraith IV 2008, p. 276.
  2. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 277.


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