CaterpillarDVD - 2011 | Japanese
Set during the time of the Second Sino-Japanese War, Caterpillar tells the story of a Japanese soldier who returns home horrifically mutilated. Lieutenant Kurokawa is literally nothing but a human torso: he has lost both his arms and legs, and with burns covering half his face, he is also unable to speak. His wife, Shigeko (Shinobu Terajima), is given the grueling task of looking after him, which, in addition to feeding and washing him, includes the job of satisfying his sexual desires -- impulses that remain as strong as ever in spite of his disabled condition. Taught to be dutiful and to do her part for her country, Shigeko bears her burden -- but as she realizes that her husband's life lies entirely in her hands, she begins to question the role she has accepted.
Publisher: New York : Lorber Films : Kino Lorber Education [distributor], c2011
Branch Call Number: DVD (JAPANESE)
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 84 min.) : sd., b&w and col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Kyatapirā