Documentary with dramatic reenactments with actors to describe what dropping the bomb on Hiroshima was like.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Himself - Narrator (voice)
Shuntaro Hida ...
Himself - Hiroshima Survivor
George Elsey ...
Himself - Military Advisor
Paul Tibbets ...
Himself - Pilot, Enola Gay
Theodore Van Kirk ...
Himself - Navigator, Enola Gay
Akiko Takakura ...
Herself - Hiroshima Survivor
Fred Ashworth ...
Himself - Weaponeer, Bockscar
Russell Gackenback ...
Himself - Navigator, Necessary Evil
Morris Jeppson ...
Himself - Weapons Test Officer
Teruko Fujii ...
Herself - Survivor
Kinuko Laskey ...
Herself - Hiroshima Survivor
Takashi Tanemori ...
Himself - Hiroshima Survivor
Shigeru Terasawa ...
Himself - Hiroshima Witness
Noboru Akima ...
General Anami (as Noburu Akima)
George Anton ...
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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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5 August 2005 (USA)  »

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Hiroshima: BBC History of World War II  »

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One of the fireballs/mushroom clouds shown in the detonation sequence is from the Upshot-Knothole Grable nuclear artillery test, conducted by the US in 1953. See more »

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At 47 minutes approx, when A bomb explodes on Hiroshima its sound is heard simultaneously with radiation and fireball (That was a physical mistake or just a "dramatic license"?); approx three minutes later some guy mentions that expansive wave travels at less speed with sound. See more »

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Fair and impartial!
6 March 2006 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

The message of this fairly well made documentary is its gift. No finger pointing. No demanding of apologies. No assignment of blame. Just a dramatic portrayal of events. Very dramatic. Some of the scenes, personal and intimate scenes, are very painful to watch but are there to illustrate a horror which is hard to imagine otherwise. I came away with the feeling that dropping the atomic bombs was a terrible thing, so terrible it is beyond comprehension, but, still, a necessary thing. However, this documentary is all about the sadness, the almost unbearable sadness, of it all. If you're trying to gain a better understanding of these events, I highly recommend this.


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