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Nosutoradamusu no daiyogen (1974)

Professor Nishiyama, after studying and interpreting the prophecies of Nostradamus, realizes that the end of the world is at hand. Unfortunately, nobody listens to him until it is too late.... See full summary »

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Dr. Nishiyama (as Tetsurô Tanba)
Toshio Kurosawa ...
Akira Nakagawa
Kaoru Yumi ...
Mariko Nishiyama
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Nobuo Nishiyama
Katsuhiko Sasaki ...
Yoshihama - Assistant to Nishiyama
Akihiko Hirata ...
Environmental Scientist 1
Hiroshi Koizumi ...
Environmental Scientist 2
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Pediatrician
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Prime Minister Kuroki
Tappei Shimokawa ...
Captain of Defense Forces
Mizuho Suzuki ...
Director General of Environment Agency
Katsu Ryûzaki
Kazuo Katô ...
The Scholar
Taketoshi Naitô ...
Chief Cabinet Secretary
Jun Hamamura ...
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Professor Nishiyama, after studying and interpreting the prophecies of Nostradamus, realizes that the end of the world is at hand. Unfortunately, nobody listens to him until it is too late. As the effects of mankind's tampering of the earth - radioactive smog clouds, hideously mutated animals, destruction of the ozone layer - rage out of control, the world leaders hurtle blindly toward the final confrontation. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Senkyuhyakukyujyukyu-nen Sekai metubou Jinrui ni nokosareta nijyugo-nen Kagaku no sui to mugen no imajination o atsumete senritsu no eizouka See more »

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13 July 1979 (USA)  »

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The Last Days of Planet Earth  »

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The film was never given an official home video release in Eastern Europe (primarily Ukraine and Russia), due to the protests of Chernobyl survivors. See more »

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Dr. Nishiyama: [after the war, a barren Earth] Even if all human life is destroyed, the Earth will remain. Time will pass over our ruined lands... Little will change for centuries...
[pans across a flattened and devastated Japan]
Dr. Nishiyama: Boso Peninsula... Kuju Park... Chiba... Kanto Plain... Tokyo Bay... where Tokyo once was...
Narrator: [the camera pans among the cracked wasteland of Tokyo] The splendor of many beautiful maidens... Never again will they be so bright... The flesh will be peeled back from the bone... And strange ...
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Closing title card reads: The story you have just seen was a work of fiction. The events it portrayed, however, may take place in our world. It's up to you to take action to ensure the these events do not come to pass... See more »

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Misunderstood Movie
4 February 2000 | by (the rock) – See all my reviews

People don't watch Last Days of Planet Earth (American title) with the right mindset. It's a surreal, absurdist experience. It's a movie that works in the subconscious. What you see is not what you're suppose to feel or get. In other words, it's not only about the end of the world but much more. On face value, the film doesn't seem to make any sense but in your subconscious, it makes sense. Only after watching the whole film and mulling over it a day or two, that the film's real intent will creep in your mind and hit you, whether you like it or not (and most people don't like what it says about them or society, and so they're very negative towards it).

Nosutoradamusu no daiyogen is a masterpiece! A one of kind film experience. And the music score is one of the best I've ever heard.


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