Academy Award-winner Tommy Lee Jones and Lost’s Matthew Fox star in an epic drama.
Tommy Lee Jones seems he was destined to play legendary U.S. General Douglas MacArthur in director Peter Webber’s (Girl with a Pearl Earring) latest. The time is August 1945. Emperor Hirohito has surrendered to Allied Forces, and the decision on his fate falls upon MacArthur. He appoints his protégé General Bonner Fellers (Fox), a leading expert on Japan, to head the investigation that will determine whether or not Hirohito should stand trial. But the weightiness of the responsibility and ghosts from the past make for an incredibly difficult and momentous decision.
With the help of its esteemed cast and outstanding production design, the film balances realism with romance, the political with the personal, and reminds us that history is made as much in people’s hearts and minds as it is on the battlefield.