Director: Masato Harada • Japan
An intimate war picture, Masato Harada’s patient, understated period piece recreates the 24 hours leading up to Japan’s official surrender in WWII and the emperor’s resigned radio address to his people. Elegant shot framing captures the drawing rooms and negotiating tables where, 70 years ago, the most powerful men in Japan gathered to make a decision that would change the course of history.
Run Time: 135 Min.
Festival Program: World Cinema
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