The Emperor in August (2015)
OPiS FiLMU – Wojna skończyła się 15 sierpnia 1945 roku, co miało miejsce w Japonii poprzedniej nocy? Nieznane losy dnia zostają odsłonięte…
PLOT – On August 15, 1945, noontime, Japan’s unconditional surrender to the Allies was announced by Emperor Hirohito in a radio broadcast. What took place the day before in the lead-up to this historic moment?
Based on Hando Kazutoshi’s book Japan’s Longest Day, WWII drama The Emperor in August examines the decision-making process of Japan’s leadership and military brass during the final days of the Pacific War when defeat had become all but certain. Emperor Hirohito and his council convened repeatedly to debate the course of action for a lost war and the contents of the Potsdam Declaration, but no resolution could be reached until the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki changed everything.
Directed by Harada Masato (Chronicle of My Mother), the handsome historical drama brings together an award-winning lineup of actors to play the key figures who would determine the fate of the nation. Motoki Masahiro (Departures) stars as Emperor Hirohito, Yakusho Koji (Chronicle of My Mother) as army minister Anami Korechika, Yamazaki Tsutomu (Departures) as Prime Minister Suzuki Kantaro, Tsutsumi Shinichi (Always: Sunset on Third Street) as chief secretary Hisatsune Sakomizu, and Matsuzaka Tori (Gatchaman) as Hatanaka Kenji, the military officer who led an attempted coup the night of August 14, 1945, in a bid to stop the surrender announcement.
GATUNEK – Dramat, Historyczny