History Film / MenBehindTheSun

14th Mar '17 11:10:40 PM Lanes17B
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* LudicrousGibs: At one point, the cadets stationed at Unit-731 assemble a large amount of artillery shells in the middle of a field, around a large number of ''maruta''. The aftermath of the experiment shows [[{{Gorn}} what happens to anyone caught in the middle of an artillery barrage.]]



* MedicalHorror:

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* MedicalHorror: TheMovie
9th Mar '17 11:11:44 PM Lanes17B
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* HellHolePrison: The inmates inside the facility were kept alive and healthy enough to be beaten, poisoned, infected, blown up, shot up, frozen, burned, or be subjected to whatever horrors the researches come up.
9th Mar '17 11:03:37 PM Lanes17B
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* NightmareFuel: This movie is not for the faint of heart.
9th Mar '17 10:49:19 PM Lanes17B
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* Dehumanization: The guards and scientists refer to the inmates as ''garutas,'' which translates as logs from Japanese.

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* Dehumanization: {{Dehumanization}}: The guards and scientists refer to the inmates as ''garutas,'' ''marutas,'' which translates as logs from Japanese.
9th Mar '17 10:44:13 PM Lanes17B
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* Dehumanization: The guards and scientists refer to the inmates as ''garutas,'' which translates as logs from Japanese.



* KillItWithFire: Unit 731's rat colony is disposed of with fire at the end. The live were actually set on fire for the scene as well.

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* KillItWithFire: Unit 731's rat colony is disposed of with fire at the end. The live rats were actually set on fire for the scene as well.this scene.


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* NightmareFuel: This movie is not for the faint of heart.
18th Sep '16 11:13:38 PM TheWildWestPyro
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''Men Behind the Sun'' is supposed to be a rather horrifyingly accurate depiction of Unit 731's activities in real life. However, the director based it on a fictional novel serialized in a Japanese Communist Party newspaper of questionable quality, to which can be traced the origins of many dubious facts regarding the Unit. Whether the film is a cheap ExploitationFilm or a valid commentary on the behavior of the Japanese Army is debated. Either way, it's almost guaranteed to ruin your day.

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''Men Behind the Sun'' is supposed to be a rather horrifyingly accurate depiction of Unit 731's activities in real life. However, the director based it on a fictional novel serialized in a Japanese Communist Party newspaper of questionable quality, to which can be traced the origins of many dubious facts regarding the Unit. Unit, as well as confusing the activities of Unit 100 with Unit 731. Whether the film is a cheap and horrific ExploitationFilm or a valid commentary on the behavior of the Imperial Japanese Army is debated. Either way, it's almost guaranteed to utterly ruin your day.
4th Aug '16 7:58:22 PM NihilisticBagel
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* StrappedToAnOperatingTable

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* StrappedToAnOperatingTableStrappedToAnOperatingTable: {{Subverted}} as the child willingly got on the table because he was completely clueless to what they were going to due. Eventually he was knocked out before the surgery began so he wasn't able to resist.
4th Aug '16 7:50:31 PM NihilisticBagel
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* PleaseIWillDoAnything: {{Invoked}} word-for-word by [[Spoiler: a mother who was being locked in a gas chamber with her daughter.]]

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* PleaseIWillDoAnything: {{Invoked}} word-for-word by [[Spoiler: [[spoiler: a mother who was being locked in a gas chamber with her daughter.]]
4th Aug '16 7:49:52 PM NihilisticBagel
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* AdultFear: The gas chamber experiment featuring [[spoiler: a mother begging for her child not to be harmed as they're both gassed to death]].

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* AdultFear: The gas chamber experiment featuring [[spoiler: a mother begging for her child not to be harmed as they're both gassed to death]]. death.]]



* {{Gorn}}: Of all kinds, including a real cadaver, cut open on film.
* HarmlessFreezing: Averted. One woman's arms are slowly frozen by having cold water poured over them while outside in freezing temperatures
* HazmatSuit

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* {{Gorn}}: Of all kinds, including a real cadaver, child's cadaver cut open on film.
* HarmlessFreezing: Averted. One woman's arms are slowly frozen by having cold water poured over them while outside in freezing temperatures
temperatures only to have them [[spoiler: soaked in warm water, allowing the skin to be pulled right off down to the bone.]]
** Another man had his arms put in a flash freeze chamber and [[spoiler: had his frozen fingers beaten off with a pipe.]]
* HazmatSuitHazmatSuit: Worn by almost everyone while around the lab and the many hazardous materials and diseases they were working on.



* KillItWithFire: Unit 731's rat colony is disposed of with fire at the end.
* LeaveNoSurvivors: When [[spoiler:Japan surrenders and Unit 731 is ordered to disband.]]
* MadDoctor
* MadScientist
* MedicalHorror

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* KillItWithFire: Unit 731's rat colony is disposed of with fire at the end.
end. The live were actually set on fire for the scene as well.
* LeaveNoSurvivors: When [[spoiler:Japan surrenders and Unit 731 is ordered to disband.disband they kill all the maruta in the prison.]]
* MadDoctor
MadDoctor: All the medical professionals there due to the sheer level of atrocities they commit in the name of research.
* MadScientist
MadScientist: The ultimate goal of Unit 731 and Ishii was to create a version of the Bubonic Plague that could turn the tide of the war.
* MedicalHorrorMedicalHorror:



* NoAnimalsWereHarmed: {{Played straight}} with the infamous scene of the cat being devoured by rats; it was red-dyed honey and the cat was rewarded with fish before being sent home to its owner. Averted with the rats themselves, [[spoiler:which were actually set on fire.]] No word either way on the gas chamber dove.
* PleaseIWillDoAnything: {{Invoked}} word-for-word.

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* NoAnimalsWereHarmed: {{Played straight}} with the infamous scene of the cat being devoured by rats; it was red-dyed honey and the cat was rewarded with fish before being sent home to its owner.
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Averted with the rats themselves, [[spoiler:which were actually set on fire.]] No word either way on the gas chamber dove.
* PleaseIWillDoAnything: {{Invoked}} word-for-word.word-for-word by [[Spoiler: a mother who was being locked in a gas chamber with her daughter.]]



* SlowClap: When Ishii demonstrates his low-temperature bacterial bomb.

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* SlowClap: When Ishii demonstrates his low-temperature bacterial bomb.bomb,although it quickly turns into loud applause.



* WouldHurtAChild: Several.

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* WouldHurtAChild: Several.
Several are killed brutally over the course of the film. The soldiers seem to go out of their way to do it.
4th Aug '16 7:38:52 PM NihilisticBagel
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* AdultFear: The gas chamber experiment.

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* AdultFear: The gas chamber experiment.experiment featuring [[spoiler: a mother begging for her child not to be harmed as they're both gassed to death]].



* BodyHorror

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* BodyHorrorBodyHorror: The film features electrocutions, bloody beatings, dismemberment, rotting corpses, frozen limbs being broken off, severe frostbite, gassings, disembowelment, burning corpses, and to top it all off an autopsy on a real child's cadaver.



* CyanidePill
* EvilIsHammy: Shiro Ishii, especially when he demonstrates his new bacterial bomb.

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* CyanidePill
CyanidePill: In a bottle this time, given to all the important personnel to use if they were captured.
* EvilIsHammy: Shiro Ishii, especially when he demonstrates his idea for a new bacterial bomb.



* GasMaskMooks
* {{Gorn}}: Including a real cadaver, cut open on film.
* HarmlessFreezing: Averted.

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* GasMaskMooks
GasMaskMooks: Many soldiers wear these when dealing with the prisoners or hazardous materials.
* {{Gorn}}: Including Of all kinds, including a real cadaver, cut open on film.
* HarmlessFreezing: Averted. One woman's arms are slowly frozen by having cold water poured over them while outside in freezing temperatures
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