Emperor
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EventType:Film
Film Info
Type of Film:Feature
Events:Spotlight Screening
Year Produced:2012
Genre:Drama
Production Country:Japan
Language:English
Japanese
Subtitles:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Peter Webber
Producer:Yoko Narahashi
Gary Foster
Eugene Nomura
Screenwriter:David Kass
Vera Blasi
Music:Alex Heffes
Cinematographer:Stuart Dryburgh
Editor:Chris Plummer
Cast:Tommy Lee Jones
Matthew Fox
Eriko Hatsune
Additional Info
Category:LIFE
Description
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.
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