Kiichi Nakajima, an elderly foundry owner, is so frightened and obsessed with the idea of nuclear extermination that his family decides to have him ruled incompetent. Nakajima's fervent wish is for his family to join him in escaping from Japan to the relative safety of South America. Harada, a civil volunteer in the case, sympathizes with Nakajima's conviction, but the old man's irrational behaviour prevents the court from taking his fears seriously.
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Did You Know?
This film was one of two that Toho had produced at this time about the threat of nuclear disaster and damage from radiation poisoning - the other film was "Godzilla." See more
Referenced in Hachi-gatsu no rapusodî