Peter Webber‘s latest drama Emperor is set to (finally) open next month, and just in case you already forgot about this gripping tale of love and honor – we’re here to give you two new clips and to remind you that this movie definitely deserves your full attention. Starring Tommy Lee Jones and Matthew Fox in the leading roles, this film is inspired by true events, and set amidst the tensions and uncertainties of the days immediately following the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II.
Written by David Klass and Vera Blasi, this political thriller tells the story, inspired by true events, of the bold and secret moves that won the peace in the shadows of post-war Japan.
Emperor brings to life the American occupation of Japan in the perilous and unpredictable days just after Emperor Hirohito’s World War II surrender. As General Douglas MacArthur suddenly finds himself the de facto ruler of a foreign nation, he assigns an expert in Japanese culture – General Bonner Fellers, to covertly investigate the looming question hanging over the country: should the Japanese Emperor, worshiped by his people but accused of war crimes, be punished or saved?
Starring Tommy Lee Jones as General MacArthur, Matthew Fox as General Fellers and Eriko Hatsune as Aya Shimada, Emperor is set to open in limited theaters on March 8th, 2013.