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The Emperor in August

IMDb 6.7 135 min
Genre:
Drama, History
Stars:
Kôji Yakusho, Masahiro Motoki, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Tori Matsuzaka, Tôri Matsuzaka, Shinichi Tsutsumi, Kikuo Kaneuchi, Misuzu Kanno, Katsumi Kiba
Director:
Masato Harada
Country:
Japan
Rating:
8.6 / 32 times
Release:
2015-08-08
Synopsis:
On August 14th, 1945, at an Imperial conference, the Showa Emperor, Hirohito (Masahiro Motoki), finally decided to accept the Potsdam Declaration. However, some young firebrand Army officers insisted on continuing the war and conspired to launch a coup. Anami (Koji Yakusho), the Minister of War, was pressed to make an extremely difficult decision.