(First and second from left) Tsutomu Yamazaki and Koji Yakusho respectively play Japan’s prime minister Kantaro Suzuki and army minister Korechika Anami in the war drama ‘The Emperor in August’ (Category IIB; Japanese). The film also stars Masahiro Motoki and Tori Matsuzaka, and is directed by Masato Harada

Film review: war trickles to an end in Japanese drama The Emperor in August

Masato Harada's film is an elegant yet overly detached account of events leading up to Japan’s unconditional surrender to the Allies on August 15, 1945

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(First and second from left) Tsutomu Yamazaki and Koji Yakusho respectively play Japan’s prime minister Kantaro Suzuki and army minister Korechika Anami in the war drama ‘The Emperor in August’ (Category IIB; Japanese). The film also stars Masahiro Motoki and Tori Matsuzaka, and is directed by Masato Harada
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