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The events surrounding Japanese emperor Hirohito's August 1945 call for a complete cease fire among his troops serves as the subject of [[Performer~P112058~Alexander Sokurov~alexandersokurov]]'s thought-provoking historical drama. In the aftermath of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Emperor Hirohito ([[Performer~P376797~Issey Ogata~isseyogata]]) announces to the world that Japan will surrender unconditionally. His declaration was broadcast over the radio on August 15, 1945, and stunned the Japanese people. In this film, [[Performer~P112058~Sokurov~alexandersokurov]] details not only the events surrounding the emperor's declaration of surrender, but his renunciation of divine status as well. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:November 20, 2009

Cast

Issey Ogata
as Emperor
Robert M. Dawson
as General MacArthur
Kaori Momoi
as Empress
Shiro Sano
as Chamberlain
Shinmei Tsuji
as Old Servant
Taijiro Tamura
as Director of the Institute

Crew

Alexander Sokurov
Director
Andrei Sigle
Producer
Marco Müller
Producer
Igor Kalenov
Producer
Yuri Arabov
Screenwriter
Alexander Sokurov
Cinematographer
Andrei Sigle
Composer (Music Score)
Yury Kuper
Production Designer
Yelena Zhukova
Art Director
Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre
Co-producer
Andrei Zertsalov
Co-producer
Alexander Rodnyansky
Co-producer
Sergei Moshkov
Sound/Sound Designer
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