|The Emperor in August|
|Directed by||Masato Harada|
|Box office||¥875 million|
An expanded remake of Japan's Longest Day, the movie depicts the chain of command of Imperial Japan's government military, and war council under Hirohito in the immediate period before the surrender of Japan in World War II between April 1945 to August 15, 1945, chronicling Kantarō Suzuki's term as the Prime Minister and the final months of War Minister Korechika Anami, the Allied firebombing of Tokyo on May 25, preparations for Operation Ketsugō, the leadership's response to the Potsdam Declaration and the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and a failed military coup intended to foil Japan's declaration of surrender.
The film recreates the chain of historical events from April to August 15, 1945, which determined the further fate of Japan: the last months of the command of the armed forces of Imperial Japan and the military council under the leadership of Hirohito in the period before Japan's surrender in World War II, the tenure of Kantaro Suzuki as prime minister and the last months of his tenure as Minister of War Korechiki Anami, the allied bombing of Tokyo, preparations for Operation Katsugo, the reaction of the leadership to the Potsdam Declaration and the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, as well as a failed military coup designed to thwart Japan's surrender.
- Kōji Yakusho as General Korechika Anami
- Masahiro Motoki as Emperor Hirohito
- Tori Matsuzaka as Major Kenji Hatanaka
- Kenichi Yajima as Naidaijin Kōichi Kido
- Akaji Maro as Admiral Hisanori Fujita
- Ikuji Nakamura as Admiral Mitsumasa Yonai
- Kazuhiro Yamaji as Tōji Yasui
- Yuki Ikenobō as Empress Kōjun
- Shu Nakajima as General Hideki Tojo
- Yasumasa Oba as Lieutenant Colonel Masataka Ida
- Misako Renbutsu as Kimiko
- Erika Toda (special appearance as Miss Yasuki)
- Kenichi Matsuyama (special appearance as Takeo Sasaki)
- Shinichi Tsutsumi as Chief Secretary Hisatsune Sakomizu
- Tsutomu Yamazaki as Prime Minister Kantarō Suzuki
The film grossed ¥145.48 million on its opening weekend and was number 10 at the box office. It had grossed ¥875 million by August 26. The film received ten Japan Academy Film Prize nominations, as well as the Blue Ribbon Award and Mainichi Film Awards.
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