|The Legacy of the Sun|
Nichirin no Isan
Director: Kiyoshi Sasabe
Cast: Masato Sakai, Shido Nakamura, Seiji Fukushi, Kumiko Aso
The film stars Masato Sakai as Mashiba, a major in the imperial army who’s entrusted with a top-secret mission near the end of the war. On August 10th 1945, with Japan on the verge of defeat, Mashiba is entrusted with the task of hiding 200 trillion yen from General MacArthur’s occupying forces to use for the nation’s future restoration. Mashiba is assisted by two fellow officers and a group of twenty female students and their teacher, who are oblivious to the nature of Mashiba’s mission.
2011 Color Widescreen 132 Min.
Japanese with Optional English Subtitles.