Men Behind the Sun

Movie • 1988 • War  

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The film is a graphic depiction of the war atrocities committed by the Japanese at Unit 731, the secret biological weapons experimentation unit of the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II. The film details the various cruel medical experiments Unit 731 inflicted upon the Chinese and Soviet prisoners at the tail-end of the war.
This movie contains 14 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Does a pet die?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Gyin
Suicide is mentioned multiple times towards the end though
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Abuse
Is a child abused?
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Gyin
Crying baby is smothered in snow until it stops
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Animal
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sapphicswords
The infamous cat scene was reportedly done by covering the cat in red dyed honey which the rats licked off without injuring the cat, and the cat was given fish as a reward and returned back to his owner. Some think the director actually did kill the cat and he is lying in order to prevent more controversy around the film, but there is no proof that he has lied. Regardless, there is still real world animal abuse as the rats were actually set on fire.
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Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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UnagioLucio
A large number of rats are actually killed, for real, on screen, by being burned to death. Skip this movie if you care about rats.
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Are animals abused?
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sapphicswords
In the movie, both an cat and rats are abused. According to the director, the cat scene was done without harming the cat, but some think that he is lying since there was nothing to prove that the cat was okay. The rats however are confirmed to have been actually killed for the film.
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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a cat die?
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BellsOfNevermore
The cat and the rats were actually killed, though the producers went back on this admission later.
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Possumwitch
There is a shot of a spider crawling over bodies
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Are there bugs?
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Gyin
Fleas mentioned many times but not shown on screen
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Assault
Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Bodily Harm
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Possumwitch
A woman has her arms and fingers frozen in water and then the flesh stripped from the bone on camera.

A man's hands are subjected to liquid nitrogen and are subsequently smashed on camera.
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Is someone tortured?
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Gyin
Various torture scenes
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Children
Does a kid die?
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Possumwitch
There are multiple scenes of children being killed in various and upsetting ways, including both major and minor characters.
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Family
Does a parent die?
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Gross
Does someone vomit?
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Gyin
Doctors vomits
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Medical
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Prisoners are subject to blood draws and injections
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Possumwitch
The whole movie takes place in a medical testing unit
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Noxious
Is there shakey cam?
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Violence
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Possumwitch
Includes multiple scenes of dissection and assault on camera as well as executions and medical experiments and blood draws.

A man is also stripped and put into a vacuum chamber and the pressure is decreased until his organs exit his body
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Does someone drown?
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