The first clip has been released for Emperor, director Peter Webber's drama that made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last week. Tommy Lee Jones stars as General Douglas MacArthur, who becomes the de facto leader of Japan after World War II. He enlists the help of General Bonner Fellers (Matthew Fox), an expert in Japanese culture, to determine whether or not Emperor Hirohito should be punished for his war crimes. Take a look at this scene where MacArthur instructs his American troops not to take any weapons into Japan.
A gripping tale of love and honor forged between fierce enemies of war, Emperor unfolds the story, inspired by true events, of the bold and secret moves that won the peace in the shadows of post-war Japan. Matthew Fox joins Academy Award winner Tommy Lee Jones and newcomer Eriko Hatsune to bring 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? Caught between the high-wire political intrigue of his urgent mission and his own impassioned search for the mysterious school teacher (Hatsune) who first drew him to Japan, Fellers can be certain only that the tricky subterfuge about to play out will forever change the history of two nations and his heart.