Edelstein on The Human Condition

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Masaki Kobayashi's ten-hour epic trilogy The Human Condition is playing at the Film Forum through Thursday (with three bathroom breaks). New York's David Edelstein survived it and has posted a few notes on his blog: "Yes, it’s worth it, but more for the experience — for the commitment itself — than because Kobayashi’s humanism will rock your world." [Projectionist]