Talk about sick and fucked up movies… This one is both, and really disturbing in addition. Story is set towards the end of World War II, in a Japanese prison camp. There, the Japanese will conduct experiments on humans and animals. It’s like the Japanese version of the crimes done by infamous German doctor Josef Mengele (Angel Of Death), with the experiments like what would frostbites do to the humans, and the effects of the decompression on the human body. Another shocker is that all of this actually happened. Crimes were committed by the Unit 731 and their leader Shirō Ishii, Japanese Mengele. If you want to read up on this, there’s a link to a Wikipedia page below.

There are a lot of gruesome and brutal scenes in this movie, so I do not know which one is the most brutal one, although the scene of the child’s autopsy is really terrifying. There is also the infamous cat scene, where the cat is eaten alive by a thousand hungry rats. The director stated that they used the real cat in this scene, so this should clear up any misunderstandings about Man Behind the Sun. Finally, if you are looking for something really sick and disturbing, this is the movie for you. It is really hard to watch, and the torture scenes are mixed together with main story so if you are looking for non-stop action you will be bored with those scenes. This is definitely not movie for everyone, but if you are up to it, check it out. I would say enjoy. but…

Director: Tun Fei Mou

Cast: Hsu Gou, Tie Long Jin, Zhaohua Mei, Zhe Quan, Gang Wang, Runsheng Wang

Wikipedia Link: Unit 731

Fun Facts: Although the film is known as “Men Behind The Sun”, the title card (on the DVD) reads “Man Behind The Sun”.

IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093170/

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