SKU 6522

JAPAN'S LONGEST DAY (1967) * with switchable English subtitles *

Directed by Kihachi Okamoto Screenplay by Shinobu Hashimoto Toshiro Mifune as Minister of War Korechika Anami Chishū Ryū as Prime Minister Kantarō Suzuki Takashi Shimura as Head of the Cabinet Intelligence Bureau Hiroshi Shimomura So Yamamura as Minister of the Navy Mitsumasa Yonai Seiji Miyaguchi as Minister of Greater East Asia Shigenori Tōgō Yoshio Kosugi as Minister of Health and Welfare Tadahiko Okada Kakuzo Iida as Minister for Foreign Affairs Teijirō Toyoda Etsushi Takahashi as Masataka Ida Toshio Kurosawa as Kenji Hatanaka Kazuo Kitamura as Sato Rokko Toura as Matsumoto Shunichi Tatsuya Nakadai as Narrator Matsumoto Kōshirō VIII (special appearance) as Emperor Hirohito

Following the detonation of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Japanese military and the government clash over the demand from the Allies for an unconditional surrender. Minister of the Army Anami leads the military officers who propose to fight on, even to the death of every Japanese citizen. Emperor Hirohito, however, joins with his ministers in asking the unthinkable: the peaceful surrender of Japan. When the military plots a coup to overthrow the Emperor's civilian government, Anami must face the choice between his desires and loyalty to his Emperor.

DVD-R is in Japanese with switchable English subtitles. Approx. 157 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!

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