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The Emperor in August
Archived: The Emperor in August - Nihon no ichiban nagai hi ketteiban (2015)

director: Masato Harada

composer: Harumi Fuki
With: Kôji Yakusho, Masahiro Motoki, Tsutomu Yamazaki, a.o.

duration: 135 minutes
Drama, Political

Spotlight Japan

'The film provides a solid retelling of the facts, and manages to cover some new and interesting ground as to what might have happened back in August 1945 if the military coup had been successful." (James Mudge, Eastern Kicks)

Film Fest Gent offers the opportunity to enjoy a delicious Japanese-style lunch in a bento box after the 17 Oct screening (collect your bento box in Cafellini - Festival square Kinepolis). Be quick - only 60 lunch boxes per screening!
Lunch: €15 (without film ticket) - CLICK HERE to order your Bento Box


director: Masato Harada
composer: Harumi Fuki
producer: Hirotaka Aragaki
screenplay: Masato Harada based on the novel by Kazutoshi Handô
Editor: Eugene Harada
Cinematography: Takahide Shibanushi

production company: Shochiku Company

More info

dialogue: Japanese
subtitles: Dutch/Eng subt.
country: Japan
year: 2015


MASATO HARADA (1949): Saraba eiga no tomoyo: Indian samaa (1979), Uindii (1984), Paris/Dakar 1500 (1986), O-nyanko za mûbî Kiki ippatu! (1986), Saraba itoshiki hito yo (1987), Gunhed (1989), Tuff 5 (1992), Painted Desert (1993), Kamikaze Taxi (1995), Rowing Through (1996), Bounce Ko Gals (1997), Spellbound (1999), Inugami (2001), Totsunyûseyo! Asama sansô jiken (2002), Bluestockings (2005), The Suicide Song (2007), The Shadow Spirit (2007), Climbers High (2008), Chronicle of My Mother (2011), Return (2013), Kakekomi (2015), The Emperor in August (2015), Sekigahara (2017).

Technical Specs

format: DCP

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