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The Emperor in August ()

Nihon no ichiban nagai hi ketteiban (original title)
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The War ended on August 15th, 1945. What took place in Japan on the previous night? The unknown destiny of the day is unveiled.

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Korechika Anami, Army Minister
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Emperor Showa
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Prime Minister Suzuki
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Sakomizu, chief secretary of cabinet
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Hatanaka, army major
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kikuo Kaneuchi
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Ayako Anan
Katsumi Kiba
Kazushige Komatsu
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Takeo, Sasaki
Yûko Miyamoto
Atsushi Nagao ...
Military policeman
Shû Nakajima
Ikuji Nakamura
Shôta Totsuka
Kazuhiro Yamaji
Yasumasa Ôba ...
Masataka Ida (as Yasumasa Ohba)

Directed by

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Masato Harada

Written by

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Kazutoshi Handô ... (based on the novel by)
 
Masato Harada ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Hirotaka Aragaki ... producer
Nozomi Enoki ... producer
Jun'ichi Sakomoto ... executive producer
Shingo Sekine ... executive producer
Masao Teshima ... executive producer

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Harumi Fuuki ... (as Harumi Fuki)

Cinematography by

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Takahide Shibanushi

Film Editing by

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Eugene Harada

Production Design by

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Tetsuo Harada

Art Direction by

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Tetsuo Harada

Costume Design by

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Masae Miyamoto

Sound Department

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Yasumasa Terui ... sound recordist
Masato Yano ... sound

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Nick Anderson ... visual effects: Sultamedia FX
Kurt Hanson ... visual effects: Sultamedia FX
Raneshkumar Kumboji ... Prep Artist: SultamediaFX
Issei Oda ... visual effects supervisor
Joko Priyono ... roto artist: Nice Idea
Harris Reggy ... rotoscope supervisor
Ricky Rohmanu ... roto artist: Nice Idea
Salah Soltane ... visual effects: sultamedia fx
Kevin Terahadi ... roto artist: Nice Idea

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Takaaki Miyanishi ... gaffer

Additional Crew

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Azusa Taki ... production assistant
James Yaegashi ... English subtitles
Sharyn Yau ... distribution: Publicity and marketing / distribution: publicity and marketing

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Plot Summary

On August 14th, 1945, at an Imperial conference, the Showa Emperor, Hirohito (Masahiro Motoki), 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 (Koji Yakusho), the Minister of War, was pressed to make an extremely difficult decision. Written by Shochiku (production/distributor)

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Also Known As
  • Japan's Longest Day (Japan, English title)
  • 日本のいちばん長い日 (Japan, Japanese title)
  • The Emperor in August (United States)
  • The Emperor in August (World-wide, English title)
  • The Emperor in August (United Kingdom)
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  • 135 min
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