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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 ...
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George Anton ...
Parsons
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Robert Austin ...
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Stimson
Katsumi Chô ...
Admiral Yonai
Lee Colley ...
Van Kirk
Garry Cooper ...
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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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This was Ed Bishop's final acting role before his death on June 8, 2005 at the age of 72. See more »

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Well done docudrama
8 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought this was a very well done docudrama about the dropping of the bomb on Hiroshima. It mixed historical footage, survivor interviews and dramatic re-enactments to bring the story to light. It left out almost all of the moralistic arguments used to frame today's arguments and just told the story of what happened, mostly through the eyes of the people involved (of which there are precious few left). Whether you think the decision to drop the bombs was right or wrong, this is an excellent movie to help understand the event. If you don't know much about the circumstances surrounding the dropping of the A-bomb on Hiroshima, this should be one of the first sources you visit to add to your knowledge base.


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