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Puraido: Unmei no toki (1998)

In 1946, Prime Minister Hideki Tojo and 27 other Japanese officials stood trial for war crimes at the Tokyo Trial. This is their story.

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Credited cast:
Masahiko Tsugawa ... Gen. Hideki Tojo
... Prosecutor Joseph B. Keenan
... Chief Justice Sir William Webb
Gitan Ôtsuru ... Yasuo Tachibana
... Akiko Shintani
... Justice, Dr. Radhabinod Pal
... Subhas Chandra Bose
Eiji Okuda ... Ichiro Kiyose
Ayumi Ishida ... Katsuko Tojo
... Counsel Brooks
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... Arresting Commander
Aaron Berman ... Reporter
Renji Ishibashi
... Brynnes
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"Pride" is the story of Japanese Prime Minister turned WWII General Hideki Tojo, the accused class "A" war criminal who ordered the attack on Pearl Harbor. His struggle is seen through the eyes of his laudable wife, Katsuko, perhaps the only person to know the human side of Tojo - a family man, loving husband, and Samurai spirit with overwhelming pride, patriotism, and self sacrifice for his country. The story is set against the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, which tried Tojo and 27 other Japanese officials for war crimes. Courtroom clashes take charge as the defense counsel questions whether or not the Allied Powers, who are the victors, have jurisdiction to indict officials of the defeated Japan. The defense points out that if murder in war is an indictable crime, then the very man that ordered the Atomic bomb dropped over Hiroshima can be named and held accountable. But the sharp Prosecutor, Joseph Keenen, is set on using the Tokyo Trial as a platform to defend ... Written by Anonymous

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Tojo Hideki, the kamikaze fighter in the Tokyo trial
31 October 2001 | by See all my reviews

This movie delivers the accurate story of Tojo Hideki's fight in the Tokyo trial with beautiful camera work and superb acting, and offers a human look to the vilified prime minister of the Eastern Asian Empire after the end of the War. The movie is well-documented and follows the perspectives of the former prime minister, Judge R.M. Pal, and a soldier. This movie has very little action as most of the story unfolds in a law court. However, Tojo's struggle to have a fair fight while knowing he will most likely be sentenced to death, and that people resent him both for waging the war and having lost it, provides a strong historical drama. The title translates to Pride: the moment of truth.


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