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Emperor (2012)  link to Emperor on IMDb  link to trailer on IMDb

Number: 108

poster Emperor

IMDb Rating:
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6.5/10 (12710 votes)

Country: Japan, 105 minutes

Spoken Languages: English, Japanese

Genre(s): Drama, History, War

Director(s): Peter Webber

Video Codec: Unknown

A story of love and understanding set amidst the tensions and uncertainties of the days immediately following the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II. On the staff of General Douglas MacArthur (Jones), the de facto ruler of Japan as Supreme Commander of the occupying forces, a leading Japanese expert, General Bonner Fellers (Fox) is charged with reaching a decision of historical importance: should Emperor Hirohito be tried and hanged as a war criminal? Interwoven is the story of Fellers' love affair with Aya, a Japanese exchange student he had met years previously in the U.S. Memories of Aya and his quest to find her in the ravaged post-war landscape help Fellers to discover both his wisdom and his humanity and enable him to come to the momentous decision that changed the course of history and the future of two nations.



photo Matthew Fox Matthew Fox General Bonner Fellers
photo Tommy Lee Jones Tommy Lee Jones General Douglas MacArthur
photo Eriko Hatsune Eriko Hatsune Aya Shimada
photo Masayoshi Haneda Masayoshi Haneda Takahashi
photo Kaori Momoi Kaori Momoi Mitsuko Kajima

Medium: Media file,

Location: H:\BluRay 2\Emperor\Emperor.mkv

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: Unknown