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Tomoyuki Yamashita


The English-language title of this Japanese film is General Yamashita; in any language, the title character is played by Sessue Hayakawa. During WW II, Yamashita is assigned to the Philippines by his longtime antagonist Tojo. The General tries to be an honorable man in his duties, but is overwhelmed by events. Put on trial for war crimes in 1945, General Yamashita is condemned to death, despite filmmaker Hiroshi Okawa's subliminal...more