Cannes Market, New Image: 'Emperor' with Tommy Lee Jones

by Maggie Lange
May 16, 2012 12:31 PM
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Tommy Lee Jones in 'Emperor'
"Emperor," Peter Webber's political thriller centers on the tensions and uncertainties in the days just after the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II. It's currently at the Cannes Market.

General Douglas MacArthur (Tommy Lee Jones, new picture above) is the de facto ruler of Japan, as the Supreme Commander of the occupying forces.  A member of his staff and leading Japanese expert General Bonner Fellers (Matthew Fox) is charged with reaching a decision of historical importance: should Emperor Hirohito be tried and hanged as a war criminal?

TOH's earlier write-up of "Emperor" explores director Peter Webber's career trajectory.  Webber previously directed "The Girl with a Pearl Earring," as well as episodes of HBO's "Six Feet Under."

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  • POW NOW | July 14, 2012 12:05 AMReply

    ---Accepted Chinese scholarly estimates for the 'peacetime' extermination
    within RED China during the 'CULL--tural Revolution' reach from
    62 MILLION ----to over 90 MILLION.


    Forget national chauvinism. Get your eyes on Globalism ---USURY and
    the ages old, capstone EUGENICS agenda.

  • POW WOW | May 26, 2012 9:52 PMReply

    ----Hollywood attempts to cover its guilty, guilty
    tracks as it contintues to BURY without a trace
    6 decades of anniversaries for the awesomely relevant
    --RED China ---mind control and EUGENICS 'unfriendly'

    ---------------------KOREAN WAR-----------------------.

    Surely MacArthur's saving --some-- of little Korea from
    the MAO-ist Halocaust, and NOT his peacetime chores
    in Japan, rate as his absolutely FINEST HOUR!

  • No | May 16, 2012 12:59 PMReply

    It's interesting how Americans and some Western Europeans are always interested in judging others as war criminals when they themselves have created as much carnage and committed war crimes as those whom they accuse.

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