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Japan's Longest Day (1967)

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Release date
1967
Original title
Nihon no ichiban nagai hi
Runtime
2h 37m
Shade
Black & White
Audio
japanese
Frame
16:9 (widescreen)
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.
Genre
Drama, War, History
Director
Kihachi Okamoto
Cast
Toshiro Mifune, So Yamamura, Chishu Ryu, Seiji Miyaguchi
IMDB rating
7.8/10

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