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Japan, 2012, 98 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: USA
US Premiere
Topics: Asian, History, Romance, War
Program: World Cinema Now
Language: English, Japanese English Sub-Titles

1945. The U.S. Army has been sent to determine the extent of Emperor Hirohito’s responsibility in the decision to bomb Pearl Harbor. General MacArthur (Tommy Lee Jones) appoints “Japanese expert” General Bonner Fellers (Matthew Fox, Lost) to head the investigation. Feller’s expertise comes in part from a relationship with a young Japanese woman named Aya (Eriko Hatsune) who disappeared during the war. As he goes about his work he continues a desperate search for Aya in a nation devastated by war.

Director Peter Webber (Girl with a Pearl Earring) uses Fellers to show America’s struggles in the immediate aftermath of WWII, its need to gain a deeper understanding of the people and culture of a vanquished enemy. Tommy Lee Jones gives a vividly brusque performance as General MacArthur, a cantankerous figure dedicated to both his own political ambitions as well as a commitment to justice amidst growing international pressure for revenge.

Producer Garry Foster expected to attend both screenings

DIRECTOR: Peter Webber
Producer: Yoko Narahashi, Gary Foster, Eugene Nomura, Russ Krasnoff
Editor: Chris Plummer
Screenwriter: David Klass, Vera Blasi
Cinematographer: Stuart Dryburgh
Music: Alex Heffes
Principal Cast: Matthew Fox, Tommy Lee Jones, Eriko Hatsune, Toshiyuki Nishida
Filmography: Hannibal Rising (2007), Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
Print Source: Roadside Attractions - www.roadsideattractions.com

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