Tokyo: Nikkatsu, circa 1956. First Draft script for the 1956 film. Title in English on rear wrapper.
Based on a 1946 children’s novel by Michio Takeyama, about a conscience-driven Japanese soldier who adopts the lifestyle of a Buddhist monk after he fails to get his countrymen to surrender to an overwhelming force. Nominated for a Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award.
Set in Burma during WWll, shot on location in Burma and near the Izu Peninsula in Japan.
White titled wrappers. Title page present. 70 leaves, with last page of text numbered e-25. Mechanically reproduced. Pages Near Fine with some toning due to age, wrapper Very Good with mild foxing and light water damage near spine.
Criterion Collection 379. Eureka Masters of Cinema 12.