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Barefoot Gen 2 (1986)

Hadashi no Gen 2 (original title)
Three years after the Hiroshima bombing, a teenager helps a group of orphans to survive and find their new life.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Issei Miyazaki ...
Gen Nakaoka (voice)
Masaki Kôda ...
Ryuta Kondo (voice)
Kei Nakamura ...
Masa (voice)
Takami Aoyama ...
Katsuko (voice)
Masato Yamamoto ...
Donguri (voice)
Kôji Takagi ...
Katchin (voice)
Masumi Satô ...
Katsuji Musubi (voice)
Yoshie Shimamura ...
Kimie Nakaoka (voice)
Takao Inoue ...
Daikichi Nakaoka (voice)
Kôichi Kitamura ...
Matsukichi Hirayama (voice)
Junji Nishimura ...
Doctor (voice)
Takeshi Aono ...
Teacher (voice)
Hiroshi Ôtake ...
Policeman (voice)
Seiko Nakano ...
(voice)
Reiko Suzuki ...
(voice)
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Three years after the Hiroshima bombing, Gen and his adopted brother, Ryuta, befriend a group of orphans. A fierce typhoon hits the city, leaving the orphans' home flooded and beyond repair. Gen helps them build a new home on an abandoned piece of property, and brings love and encouragement to one of the children whose face has been badly scarred by radiation. Gen's mother, though, has only four more months to live... Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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14 June 1986 (Japan)  »

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Remake of Hadashi no Gen: Namida no bakuhatsu (1977) See more »

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13 August 2007 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Yes, Barefoot Gen 1 is a fantastic movie, no doubts allowed;-). As far as I can remember, there's only one Sequel to any movie I saw that was better than its predecessor: Babe: Pig in the City. Okay, and now there are two. I watched both parts of Barefoot Gen in a row. Of course part 1 stands as one, if not the strongest anti-war movie that ever was created, but there's more: the tragedy afterwards. Those who died more or less immediately after the detonation were the lucky ones, while those who suffered had the real hell on earth. I watched 'Grave of the Fireflys' before 'Barefoot Gen 1 & 2', and after watching 'Grave...' I checked Wiki on Hiroshima, the damage, the aftermath, how it looked like and so on, and there was the story of a girl, 12-year old Sadako Sasaki, who survived the bomb, but died from leukemia in 1955. Need I say more?


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