Irrfan Khan to star in Netflix historical drama series The Tokyo Trials

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The Tokyo Trial is a historical film recounting the trails of top Japanese war criminals at the International Military Tribunal for the Far East 60 years ago. The movie focused on the 28 criminals at the end of World War II, where judges from 11 countries presided over this trial.

The International Military Tribunal for the Far East, also known as the Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal, was set up on 29th of April, 1946, to put on trials leaders of the Japanese Empire for war crimes – Class A: for those starting war, Class B: for crimes against humanity and Class C: for planning atrocious crimes.

Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan will be seen as the judge summoned from Calcutta to Tokyo for the trials after the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings.

In recent announcements, Netflix and Japan’s public broadcaster NHK have partnered up on this four-part historical drama series to be released next month. This has been co-produced with Don Carmody Television and FATT Productions. Pieter Verhoeff and Rob King are co-directing this drama series.

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