AKA: Admiral Yamamoto – The Untold Story of the Pacific War
Romaji: Rengou Kantai Shireichoukan Yamamoto Isoroku
Genre: Biography | Drama | War
Director: Izuru Narushima
Writer: Yasuo Hasegawa, Kenzaburo Iida
Producer: Shohei Kotaki
Cinematographer: Takahide Shibanushi, Hiroshi Futsuta
Release Date: December 23, 2011
Runtime: 134 min.
Yakusho Koji (Admiral Yamamoto Isoroku)
Abe Hiroshi (Yamaguchi Tamon)
Tamaki Hiroshi (Shindo Toshikazu)
Kagawa Teruyuki (Munakata Keikiyoshi)
Emoto Akira (Mitsumasa Yonai)
Yanagiba Toshiro (Inoue Shigeyoshi)
On December 7th, 1941, “a date which will live in infamy”, 353 Japanese fighters and bombers launched a brutal surprise attack on the United States naval base at Pearl Harbour, Hawaii. Nearly 2500 U.S. serviceman lost their lives on that fateful morning, and a scandalized nation gave their full support for America’s historic entry into the Second World War.
Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, the brilliant Commander-in-Chief of Japan’s Combined Fleet, was the mastermind behind the attack. Marked for death by radical Japanese nationalists for his outspoken opposition to any attack on the United States, what dramatic turn of events could have possibly compelled him to orchestrate the infamous early morning raid?