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Action/Adventure - Completed 2011

The untold story of the Pacific War - Admiral Yamamoto, Commander of the Imperial Fleet, began the Pacific War with the Pearl Harbor Attack, was the person who opposed war more vehemently more than anyone else.

    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Action/Adventure
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 10 - 25 M$
    • Duration
    • 140 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Izuru NARUSHIMA
    • Writer(s)
    • Yasuo HASEGAWA, Kenzaburo IIDA
    • Producer(s)
    • Shohei KOTAKI
    • Synopsis
    • Summer 1939. Sino-Japanese relations were at a tipping point over the pending tripartite military treaty between Japan, Germany and Italy.
      As Japan’s military adventure in China bogged down, Japan required allies and war material to fight China’s allies, Great Britain and the U.S.
      Not only Japan’s Imperial Army, but also much of its population, seduced by Nazi might, placed their hopes in the pending military alliance.
      Yet, there was a group a men who bravely voiced their opposition to popular opinion.
      They were the “Sensible Three Crows,” the Secretary of the Navy, Admiral Yamamoto and the Adjutant General. The reason for their opposition was crystal clear. If Japan allied with Germany, war with America was inevitable. They were desperate to avoid war against an enemy 10 times Japan’s strength...
      Admiral Yamamoto and his trio stood firm against threats by the Imperial Army and the force of public opinion, continuing to voice their opposition. Thanks in part to their efforts, the Tripartite Treaty is shelved.
      On August 31, 1939, Admiral Yamamoto arrives onboard the navy’s flagship as Commander of the Imperial Navy, the last position of his life.
      At that moment, the world situation takes a drastic turn.
      Under the command of Adolf Hitler, the Nazis invade Poland, sparking the beginning of World War II in Europe. Bewitched by Germany’s blitzkrieg charge through Europe, voices rise in Japan to revive the tripartite alliance. Unable to stem the rising tide, the Secretary of the Navy reverses his position and agrees to the tripartite pact.
      On September 27th, 1940, the military alliance is finally signed. Thereafter, Japan quickly tumbles down the slipper slope towards war...
      Admiral Yamamoto, now commanding some 400,000 men, is in anguish, torn between his private desire to avoid a war against America and the inevitable path his nation is taking towards war. In the summer of 1941, when waging war against the U.S. becomes inevitable, Admiral Yamamoto envisions a daring strategy.
      Navy planes will launch a surprise attack against Hawaii, home of America’s Pacific fleet.
      The admiral overpowers the opposition of the Navy General Staff to execute an unprecedented military feat. It was an attack he intended, not to win the war, but to end it as swiftly as possible...