#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A story of love and understanding set amidst the tensions and uncertainties of the days immediately following the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II. On the staff of General Douglas MacArthur (Jones), the de facto ruler of Japan as Supreme Commander of the occupying forces, a leading Japanese expert, General Bonner Fellers (Fox) is charged with reaching a decision of historical importance: should Emperor Hirohito be tried and hanged as a war criminal? Interwoven is the story of Fellers’ love affair with Aya, a Japanese exchange student he had met years previously in the U.S. Memories of Aya and his quest to find her in the ravaged post-war landscape help Fellers to discover both his wisdom and his humanity and enable him to come to the momentous decision that changed the course of history and the future of two nations.
Plot: As the Japanese surrender at the end of WWII, Gen. Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S.
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An intimate and criminally underrated war drama.
Matthew Fox and Tommy Lee Jones play polarising American WW2 army generals to a tee in Emperor, the compellingly true story of the aftermath of the war in Japan, and the concerted US effort to compile enough evidence to convict Japanese Emperor Hirohito of war crimes. Trained on a seldom-acknowledged aspect of mankind’s greatest battle, Emperor infuses a grand story with intimate relationships, making for a superb addition to the voluminous library of war on film.
While Tommy Lee Jones relishes in playing every Tommy Lee Jones character ever (stealing all the best lines in the process) as the hard-nosed but cunning General MacArthur, Fox delivers a more grounded and arresting performance as Bonner Fellers, a man torn between his moral obligations and his duty to the army, and to an American public crying out for blood.
Director Peter Webber infuses a romantic subplot with Fellers’ Japanese girlfriend Aya (Eriko Hatsune) neatly, filling a role but never interjecting into a story that, quite frankly, is underscored by the power of men post-war. When MacArthur finally comes face-to-face with the Emperor after an excruciating build-up, the scene’s emotional force and intense interplay perfectly resonate the best attributes of this vastly underrated drama.
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A very tense look at how the fate of Japan was decided after WWII. Jones is great and history buffs will love this. I did. I say B+
“This country is starving and teetering on the edge of total collapse. It wouldn’t take much for the resentment to ignite into revolt and the fate of the emperor could be just the spark.” After the Japanese surrender ends WWII the US Government wants to know who was behind the bombing of Pearl Harbor. General Douglas MacArthur (Jones) charges General Bonner Fellers (Fox) with an important mission. Fellers is to decide if Emperor Hirohito should be charged as a war criminal and hung. To make matters even harder Fellers is also searching for his lost love in the midst of the war ravaged country. Being a history buff I was really looking forward to seeing this movie. This movie really shows the tense decision Fellers was charged with, his conclusion really will decide the fate of an entire country as well as relations between the US and Japan. The movie shows the lengths people will go to protect someone they revere as a God and how close the country came to a completely different future. I really enjoyed this being a history buff but I do have to say for people that aren’t as interested in this stuff you may find it a little slow. Overall, a very tense look at one of the most important days of post war Japan. I give it a B+.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 47 min (107 min), 1 hr 45 min (105 min) (USA)
Genre Drama, History, War
Director Peter Webber
Writer Vera Blasi (screenplay), David Klass (screenplay), Shiro Okamoto (book)
Actors Matthew Fox, Tommy Lee Jones, Eriko Hatsune, Toshiyuki Nishida
Country Japan, USA
Awards 1 nomination.
Production Company Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Hawk V-Lite 1.3x Lenses, Arricam ST, Hawk V-Lite 1.3x Lenses, Arriflex 435, Hawk V-Lite 1.3x Lenses
Laboratory Park Road Post, Wellington, New Zealand
Film Length 2,891 m (6 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm (3-perf) (Kodak Vision3 50D 5203, Vision3 250D 5207, Vision3 500T 5219)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Hawk Scope (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Fuji Eterna-CP 3514DI), D-Cinema