The Sun Poster

Release Date: November 18th, 2009

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 55 min

Plot Summary
Emperor Hirohito (Issei Ogata) of Japan meets with Gen. Douglas MacArthur in 1945.

Cast: Issei Ogata, Robert Dawson, Kaori Mamoi, Shiro Sano

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov

Genres: Docudrama, Historical drama

Production Co: Istituto Luce Cinecittà, Rai Cinema

Ratings & Reviews

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  • This emperor verges on dementia, having no apparent clue how to function. show more

  • The Sun sheds only so much literal light on its chosen subject; it's a film of shadows and silence, the calm before and after the storm. But everything you see and hear carries weight and an eerie poetic undercurrent. show more

  • This precision-controlled film once again highlights Alexander Sokurov's mastery of the medium. The third entry in his Men in Power series employs refined performances, a controlled script, excellent sound and fluid camerawork. show more

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