Taking the Chilean coup as an example, a group of young officers plan to overthrow the Japanese government on V-J Day. They aim to abolish the post-war constitution, restore the national army and revive the traditional spirit of Japan. As the conspiracy is exposed, the coup squadrons are wiped out one by one. The remaining squadron takes over a night train bound for Tokyo.

  1. Satsuo Yamamoto

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Masayuki Shibuya


  3. Nobuo Yamada


Top Billed Cast

  1. Tsunehiko Watase

    Tsunehiko Watase

    Akimasa Fujisaki

  2. Sayuri Yoshinaga

    Sayuri Yoshinaga

    Kyoko Fujisaki

  3. Etsushi Takahashi

    Etsushi Takahashi

    Yasuhisa Toshikura

  4. Kei Yamamoto

    Kei Yamamoto

    Hiroaki Ishimori

  5. Tsutomu Yamazaki

    Tsutomu Yamazaki

    Tadashi Tojo

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Original Title 皇帝のいない八月

Status Released

Release Information

  • September 23, 1978


Original Language Japanese

Runtime 2h 20m

Budget -

Revenue -



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