Gen and his family are living in Hiroshima as Japan nears the end of World War II. Gen's father has come to believe that the war is unwinnable, thus earning the wrath of the town officials and, in turn, discrimination from the rest of their neighbors. Shunned by the local merchants and tradesmen, food becomes scarce for Gen and his family. All these concerns soon pale, however, as the American military begins its final assault on Japan with the unleashing of its terrible new weapon. Written by
Jean-Marc Rocher <email@example.com>
The Bombing Of Hiroshima As Seen Through The Eyes Of A Boy.
Did You Know?
The film was part of a 1980s cycle of films about atomic bombs and nuclear warfare which had started in 1979 with The China Syndrome
(1979). The films included Silkwood
(1983), The Day After
(1983), The Atomic Cafe
(1982), The Manhattan Project
(1986), Whoops Apocalypse
(1982), Special Bulletin
(1983), Ground Zero
(1987), Barefoot Gen (Hadashi no Gen
(1983)), Rules of Engagement
(1989), When the Wind Blows
(1986), Letters from a Dead Man (Pisma myortvogo cheloveka
(1986)), Memoirs of a Survivor
(1981) and The Chain Reaction
(1980). See more
When Gen and Shinji take a big bite from a sweet potato from each end, they are then told by Eiko to give the sweet potato to their mother. Once the sweet potato is given to her, it is whole again. See more
Shinji, what did you say to make Mother cry like that?
Gee, all I did was ask if I could suck on the fish bones when she was done with them.
You're kidding, you asked her that?
Yeah, that was it.
[hits Shinji on the head
Followed by Hadashi no Gen 2