Saturday, September 21, 2013

Emperor

2012, 198m
Gives a picture of war devastated Japan just after the occupation. MacArthur and his aides have to decide about the guilt for the war, and particularly the fate of the Emperor. Though stereotyped in approach, sinking at times to insipid romance and sentiment, it does deliver a measure of historical content, in an entertaining fashion. As a bonus, we share the surreal tranquility of some Japanese gardens and homes. Not a film worthy of its theme, but something is better than nothing.

2 comments:

kaist455 said...

The beginning was interesting, but it could have been better.

S. M. Rana said...

Yes. I was struck by the images of bombed out streets with tattered, ghosts moving as in a trance. I'm told it is CG.