• Movie: The Lion Standing in the Wind
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: Mar 14, 2015
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated


  • Score: 8.2 (scored by 57 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Watchers: 175

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Koichiro Shimada (Takao Osawa) is sent to a research facility in Kenya, Africa from a teaching hospital in Japan. He encounters a desperate situation and decides to work there as a doctor, treating patients hurt in battles. He struggles with nurses and colleagues at the hospital. Koichiro Shimada then encounters a boy soldier severely wounded mentally. This changes Koichiro Shimada’s fate.

  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Mar 14, 2015
  • Score: 8.2 (scored by 57 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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18 people found this review helpful
Sep 30, 2016
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Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
A Japanese movie about volunteer doctors in Kenya sent from Japan teaching hospital, after reaching Kenya he encounters a lot of desperate situations that lead him to stay there and not what to go back to Japan, the movie shows you how real doctors act once they have to choose between helping their patients or making big money back in their country.
The movie is shot in Kenya for few months, it's so genuine and inspirational.
A Japanese classic that makes you think, what the hell am I doing with my life.
Ishihara was so pretty as a nurse and she as always has her perfect English I was in love.
The movie covers how war is done in Kenya with a lot of scary guerilla tactics and using children as human shields and the struggle of doctors that go to help.
The main lead encountered a boy who was a soldier and this changed his fate in life.
Highly recommended
Shampoo gives easy 10 for this
Movie quotes:
"Do we need law at this moment? The hell with the law"
"How cruel humans can be"
"They are using the children as mine sweepers throwing them in front of the soldiers so land mines would trigger"
"Not everyone can find happiness"

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