Tokyo Trial (2006 film)

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Not to be confused with Tokyo Trial (1983 film).
Tokyo Trial
Traditional 東京審判
Simplified 东京审判
Mandarin Dōngjīng Shěnpàn
Directed by Gao Qunshu
Starring Damian Lau
Ken Chu
Kelly Lin
Kenneth Tsang
Eric Tsang
Release dates
  • September 1, 2006 (2006-09-01)
Running time 111 minutes
Language Chinese (Mandarin)
English
Japanese

Tokyo Trial (simplified Chinese: 东京审判; traditional Chinese: 東京審判; pinyin: Dōngjīng Shěnpàn) is a Chinese film released in 2006.

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This film was directed by Gao Qunshu and is about the International Military Tribunal for the Far East after Japan's surrender in World War II. The movie presents the trial from the point of view of the Chinese judge Mei Ju-ao.

The director and his crew spent more than a year doing research to finish the script, which is based on historical data. It cost 18 million yuan (2.25 million U.S. dollars). This film hired actors from 11 countries, including mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan and other places, including actors such as Kenneth Tsang and Damian Lau. They recreated court scenes from 60 years ago in Chinese, English and Japanese.

It was shown in cinemas and around 100 universities across mainland China to mark the 75th anniversary of the start of Japan's invasion of China.

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According to People's Daily, "Ten days after its debut on September 1, the film about the trial of Japanese war criminals had raked up 10 million yuan (1.25 million U.S. dollars) at the box office, despite competition from Hollywood blockbuster X-Men: The Last Stand."[1]

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