Tun Fei Mous - director of "Men Behind The Sun", the film account of Japan's notorious Unit 731
Although "Men Behind..." is still the best-known of his works, Mous also directed "Black Sun: The Nanking Massacre
", another account of Japanese atrocities
during World War II
As well as being highly graphic
in the representation of their subject matter, his films are fierce political
statements, roundly condemning the Japanese for both their involvement in these horrors, and for their lack of public regret in the years after.
Regarded either as a brave auteur
, making uncomfortable, powerful documents of a horrific time in Eastern
history, or as a cynical
filmmaker, exploiting the suffering of others for simple shock value, there is no denying that T.F. Mous is a controversial figure in Eastern cinema.