collider.com The first trailer for director Peter Webber’s historical drama Emperor has been released online. Based on a true story, the film takes place in the immediate aftermath of World War II and stars Matthew Fox as General Bonner Fellers, an expert in Japanese who is assigned to assist General Douglas MacArthur (Tommy Lee Jones) in investigating whether or not the beloved Japanese Emperor should be punished for war crimes.

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Emperor Synopsis and Credits

A gripping tale of love and honor forged between fierce enemies of war, EMPEROR tells the story, inspired by true events, of the bold and secret moves that won the peace in the shadows of post-war Japan. Starring Academy Award-winner Tommy Lee Jones, Matthew Fox, and newcomer Eriko Hatsune, 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 (Jones) suddenly finds himself the de facto ruler of a foreign nation, he assigns an expert in Japanese culture, General Bonner Fellers (Fox), 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?

"Emperor" stars Matthew Fox, Tommy Lee Jones, and Toshiyuki Nishida.

Directed by Peter Webber.
Written by David Klass and Vera Blasi.
Produced by Eugene Nomura, Gary Foster, Russ Krasnoff, and Yoko Narahashi.
Production company/distributor: Roadside Attractions.

Release Date: March 08, 2013


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