Tokyo Trial (Netflix)

TokyoTrial

Tokyo Trial (Netflix) – Premieres 12th December

Drama that follows the judges who presided over the Tokyo Trials that took place for 10 years to find the accountability of the Japanese Military and political leaders involved in WWII, and if they should be charged with war crimes.

The majority of the programme deals with the judges working behind the scenes trying to make sense of the testaments they have listened to. And trying to make sure they are not influenced by verdicts from the Nuremburg Trials, to achieve the most unbiased verdict possible.

The opening ep itself goes by surprisingly quickly though it doesn’t ever feel like that much has happened. That said the court scenes where they merge the actual footage with the actors playing the judges is a nice touch.

5.1/10

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