Emperor Synopsis

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?

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EXCLUSIVE: Emperor 'Revenge or Justice' Featurette
The filmmakers discuss how they recreated World War II-era Japan in New Zealand locations for this drama, available on Blu-ray and DVD.
Emperor Trailer Starring Tommy Lee Jones and Matthew Fox
Eriko Hatsune also stars in director Peter Webber's drama about the American occupation of Japan following World War II.
Emperor 'They Will Get the Picture' Clip
Matthew Fox and Tommy Lee Jones star in director Peter Webber's historical drama set in post-World War II Japan.
Tommy Lee Jones Joins Emperor
The actor will star as General Douglas MacArthur in Burr Steers' World War II drama based on true events.
Matthew Fox Set to Star in Emperor
The Lost star heads back overseas for the Japan-set epic political thriller.
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