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Emperor full movie is released on Jul 27, 2013. Watch Emperor online - the English Drama movie from Japan , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $14,858,240. Emperor is directed by Peter Webber and created by Vera Blasi with Matthew Fox and Tommy Lee Jones. Emperor is available online on Paramount Plus and Paramount+ Amazon Channel.

A story of love and understanding set amidst the tensions and uncertainties of the days immediately following the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II. On the staff of General Douglas MacArthur (Jones), the de facto ruler of Japan as Supreme Commander of the occupying forces, a leading Japanese expert, General Bonner Fellers (Fox) is charged with reaching a decision of historical importance: should Emperor Hirohito be tried and hanged as a war criminal? Interwoven is the story of Fellers' love affair with Aya, a Japanese exchange student he had met years previously in the U.S. Memories of Aya and his quest to find her in the ravaged post-war landscape help Fellers to discover both his wisdom and his humanity and enable him to come to the momentous decision that changed the course of history and the future of two nations.

As know as:

Car, Cesarz, Keiser, 終戦のエンペラー, Imperador

Release Date:

Mar 08, 2013

Release Date (Streaming):

Aug 13, 2013


Japan, United States


English, Japanese

Stream Service:

Roadside Attractions, Lionsgate Films

Production Companies:

Krasnoff Foster Productions, Envision Casting, Fellers Film

Official Site:

Official site (Japan)

Gross worldwide:



Japan 1945: General Douglas MacArthur was given a mission to decide the fate of a nation, the guilt of a leader, and the true price of peace.


Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
The history is sketchy, the central questions unresolved, the romance is tepid and [Matthew] Fox is a weak, uninteresting lead.
by rottentomatoes, Sep 06, 2017
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
Emperor will do well enough. But if you want a more nuanced take on the same events, check out Alexander Sokurov's extraordinary The Sun
by rottentomatoes, Oct 11, 2013
Mark Kermode
Observer (UK)
Hokey monologues about the finger of historical blame are interspersed with perfume-ad flashbacks to idyllic days of love; you half expect Andrew Lloyd Webber to descend from on high to provide a few touching show tunes.
by rottentomatoes, Oct 06, 2013

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