In the wake of World War II, 11 Allied judges are tasked with weighing the fates of Japanese war criminals in a tense international trial.
|Release Date||:||December 14, 2017|
|Genres||:||War, History, Drama|
|Production Company||:||Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK), Don Carmody Television, FATT Productions, Netflix|
|Production Countries||:||Canada, Japan, Netherlands|
|Director||:||Pieter Verhoeff, Rob W. King|
|Writers||:||Rob W. King, Max Mannix, Kees van Beijnum|
|Casts||:||Tim Ahern, Paul Freeman, Irrfan Khan, Serge Hazanavicius, Marcel Hensema, Jonathan Hyde, Julian Wadham, Stephen McHattie, David Tse, Bert Matias, Kestutis Stasys Jakstas, William Hope, Stacy Keach, Michael Ironside, Hadewych Minis|
|Plot Keywords||:||world war ii, war, history, post world war ii, historical drama|
I love history. I love slow moving films, "IF" they are well made. I must admit I only watched the first episode. While I found the information that was presented interesting, I felt the drama was as dry as a stale cracker. Good actors. Not bad production value. Interesting subject.
The technique of using B&W stock footage of the real court room and new footage treated the same is a different take on the docudrama. Not sure it really worked for me. I would have preferred to see a straight doc on the subject. I think the problem is a combo of the directing, script and the editing.