Tokyo Trial

Tokyo Trial (2017)

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
MPAA Rating:12
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
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Plot Keywords:world war ii, war, history, post world war ii, historical drama
  • 10 for the facts - 2 for dramatic tension
    December 29, 2016

    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.