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

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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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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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Sadly, this film misses the mark.
22 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

The makers of this film had the opportunity to tell the story of this tragic event in history. Instead, it is another attempt to ignore the truth and try to justify the killing of tens of thousands of innocent civilians. There is not enough room here to outline all the misinformation in the film. The key point would be the American government's ignoring the Japanese attempt to surrender in the month before the bombs were dropped. The bomb was developed in order to attack the Germans. When the Germans surrendered before the bomb was ready, well, it had to be used to justify the 2 billion dollars spent. A sad and tragic story, and this film tries to justify the first use of weapons of mass destruction.


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