The Emperor in August
CAST – Koji Yakusho, Masahiro Motoki, Tori Matsuzaka, Shinichi Tsutsumi, Tsutomu Yamazaki
OFFICIAL SITE – http://nihon-ichi.jp/
SYNOPSIS – The War ended on August 15th, 1945. What took place in Japan on the previous night? The unknown destiny of the day is unveiled.
On August 14th, 1945, at an Imperial conference, the Showa Emperor, Hirohito, 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, the Minister of War, was pressed to make an extremely difficult decision.