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Thursday, 8th December 2011
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Japanese film marking Pearl Harbour attack to be released

A Japanese film documenting the events of the 1941 attack on the US Pacific Fleet stationed on Pearl Harbour is due to be released across the country just days before Christmas.

Entitled Isoroku Yamamoto, the Commander-in-Chief of the Combined Fleet, the movie will chart the intentions of Yamamoto in the run up to event that saw the death of more than 2,400 Americans and almost 100 Japanese.

According to the Telegraph, it will hit screens in Japan on December 23rd as it depicts the reasons why Yamamoto ordered the attack, suggesting it was actually an effort to end the Pacific War sooner rather than later.

It stars Koji Yakusho in the lead role, marking the 55-year-olds fifth screen appearance this year following a number of other movies including The Woodsman and the Rain, as well as the made-for-TV Early Autumn.

The film was also directed by Izuru Narushima, the name behind such titles as Rebirth, A Lone Scalpel and Love Fight.

Posted by Mark Smith