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Japan's Longest Day

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Original title
Nihon no ichiban nagai hi - Japan's Longest Day (The Emperor and a General) (The Longest Day of Japan)
Year
Running time
157 min.
Country
Japan Japan
Director
Screenwriter
Shinobu Hashimoto (Novel: Soichi Oya)
Music
Masaru Satô
Cinematography
Hiroshi Murai (B&N)
Cast
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Producer
Toho Company
Genre
Drama. War | Historical. II World War
Synopsis / Plot
Following the detonation of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Japanese military and the government clash over the demand from the Allies for unconditional surrender. Minister of the Army Anami leads the military officers who propose to fight on, even to the death of every Japanese citizen. Emperor Hirohito, however, joins with his ministers in asking the unthinkable, the peaceful surrender of Japan. When the military plots a coup to overthrow the Emperor's civilian government, Anami must face the choice between his desires and loyalty to his Emperor
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