This docudrama tells the story of how the atomic bomb came to be built.
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 Edward Teller (as Miki Manojlovic)
Jean-Paul Muel ...
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Tom Rack ...
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 Enrico Fermi (as Pier-Paolo Capponi)
Myriam Mézières ...
 Gertrude Weiss (as Myriam Mezières)
Géza Kovács ...
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Marie Bunel ...
Maud Rayer ...
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Huguette Faget ...
 Marie Curie (as Hugette Faget)
Amy Werba ...
 Laura Fermi
Denis Manuel ...
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Cintija Asperger ...
 Jean Tatlock (as Cintija Asperger Eastman)
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A dramatization of the Manhattan Project, which produced the atomic bomb at the close of World War Two. This series follows the development of the project, from Leo Szilard's first conception of the power within the atom, to the power struggles between J. Robert Oppenheimer, the project's science leader, and General Leslie Groves, the project's military commander. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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6 May 1987 (France)  »

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Hora cero: Carrera hacia el holocausto  »

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Superb re-telling of History
11 June 2003 | by (Montreal, Canada) – See all my reviews

Un-like the highly romantic American films "Fat Man and Little Boy" and "Enola Gay" or the Truncated "Day One" or the well-made "Hiroshima" this is a detailed re-telling of the Manhattan Project with a lot of fascinating side bars. I saw this one first and it really got me going on the subject! All of the above mentioned are recommended for those interested in the subject, but this one is head and shoulders above the rest.


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