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Hiroshima (2005)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary | Drama | History  -  5 August 2005 (USA)
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Documentary with dramatic reenactments with actors to describe what dropping the bomb on Hiroshima was like.

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Noboru Akima ...
General Anami (as Noburu Akima)
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Fred Ashworth ...
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Robert Austin ...
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Stimson
Katsumi Chô ...
Admiral Yonai
Lee Colley ...
Van Kirk
Garry Cooper ...
Groves
Gus Danowski ...
Jeppson
Tim Davenport ...
Captain Bob Lewis
Paul T.T. Easter ...
Military Policeman
George Elsey ...
Himself
Michael Fitzpatrick ...
Farrell
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Landmark dramadoc telling the story of the atomic bomb and its impact on the people of Hiroshima. The film mixes testimony, archive, CGI and full-scale reconstruction to communicate the detailed content and context of this terrible event. Screened in 30 other countries around the world on the 60th anniversary. Written by Anonymous

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Did the Japanese have Compassion?
18 October 2009 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

There was a comment in this film about the compassion and the Japanese. I realize that many people died in the two blasts and that many died subsequently. In all of my readings I have never seen any instance of Japanese compassion. It is though the nation was born without it. I have viewed the Japanese people of that time as automatons to their Emporer, willing to die but not live. I am slightly older than the use of these two bombs and nothing will convince me that millions of Japanese would have been enlisted to fight any invasion, including school girls. The leaders of Japan seemed to view their citizens as fodder. We can imagine the reaction around the world if Truman had not used these bombs. He would have been castigated. I thought the puny power of these bombs compared to today's H-bombs should have been mentioned. Now the circle of death reaches out over 20 miles.


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