The Sun [DVD] [2005]

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Special Features

  • Production notes by Alexander Sokurov
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Stills gallery


The Sun
The events surrounding Japanese emperor Hirohito's August 1945 call for a complete cease fire among his troops serves as the subject of Alexander Sokurov's thought-provoking historical drama. In the aftermath of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Emperor Hirohito (Issey Ogata) announces to the world that Japan will surrender unconditionally. His declaration was broadcast over the radio on August 15, 1945, and stunned the Japanese people. In this film, Sokurov details not only the events surrounding the emperor's declaration of surrender, but his renunciation of divine status as well. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew

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    Issey Ogata - Emperor
  • Kaori Momoi
    Kaori Momoi - Empress
  • Shiro Sano
    Shiro Sano - Chamberlain
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    Shinmei Tsuji - Old Servant
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    Taijiro Tamura - Director of the Institute
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