Many may not be aware that during the 1930s a very covert civil war was going on in Japan and no government minister (and almost no military general officer) was safe from it. The conflict was chiefly between those who wanted to take over and exploit whatever parts of Asia could be conquered, and those with some sense of the limitations of this policy (whether they approved of it or not). One of the key moments in this battle was the 1936 assassination of several government ministers by a cadre of junior officers. They were distressed about the continued existence of dire poverty and unemployment in Japan, despite their country's recent and successful conquest of Manchuria. This film follows those young officers and takes the story up to the crucial day of February 26, when the attempted coup took place.
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