Japan's Longest Day

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Japan's Longest Day

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Japan's Longest Day

Release Date: August 12, 1967

Year    :   1967
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Genres    :   Drama, History, War
Production Companies    :   Toho
Director    :   Kihachi Okamoto
Producers    :   Sanezumi Fujimoto, Tomoyuki Tanaka
Writers    :   Shinobu Hashimoto, Soichi Oya
RunTime    :   157 mins.

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 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.

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