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The Emperor in August

Nihon no ichiban nagai hi ketteiban

Directed by Masato Harada
Japan, 2015
History, Drama, War

Synopsis

On August 14th, 1945, at an Imperial conference, the Showa Emperor, Hirohito, finally decided to accept the Potsdam Declaration. However, some young firebrand Army officers insisted on continuing the war and conspired to launch a coup.

Synopsis

On August 14th, 1945, at an Imperial conference, the Showa Emperor, Hirohito, finally decided to accept the Potsdam Declaration. However, some young firebrand Army officers insisted on continuing the war and conspired to launch a coup.

The Emperor in AugustDirected byMasato Harada

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Awards & Festivals

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Kinema Junpo Awards
2015 | Winner: Best Supporting Actor
Awards of the Japanese Academy
2016 | Winner: Best Supporting Actor
2016 | 10 nominations including: Best Film

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