Dr. Akagi ★★ Kanzo Sensei 1998
In 1945, the dedicated Dr. Akagi (Emoto) is more worried about a hepatitis epidemic in his seaside village that the Japanese wartime defeat. He becomes obsessed with finding a cure and assembles a ragtag group of compatriots to assist him, including a teenaged prostitute and an escaped Dutch prisoner of war. Based on the novel “Dr. Liver” by Ango Sakaguchi. Japanesewith subtitles. 128m/C VHS, DVD . JP Akira (Tsukamoto) Emoto, Jacques Gamblin, Kumiko Aso, Masanori Sera, Jyuro Kara, Keiko Matsuzaka; D: Shohei Imamura; W: Shohei Imamura, Daisuke Tengan; C: Shigeru Komatsubara; M: Yosuke Ya-mashita.