Gen and his family are living in Hiroshima as Japan nears the end of World War II. Gen's father has come to believe that the war is unwinnable, thus earning the wrath of the town officials and, in turn, discrimination from the rest of their neighbors. Shunned by the local merchants and tradesmen, food becomes scarce for Gen and his family. All these concerns soon pale, however, as the American military begins its final assault on Japan with the unleashing of its terrible new weapon.
Jean-Marc Rocher <email@example.com>
The Bombing Of Hiroshima As Seen Through The Eyes Of A Boy.
Did You Know?
The film was part of a 1980s cycle of films about atomic bombs and nuclear warfare which had started in 1979 with The China Syndrome
(1979). The films included Silkwood
(1983), The Day After
(1983), The Atomic Cafe
(1982), The Manhattan Project
(1986), Whoops Apocalypse
(1982), Special Bulletin
(1983), Ground Zero
(1987), Barefoot Gen (Barefoot Gen
(1983)), Rules of Engagement
(1989), When the Wind Blows
(1986), Letters from a Dead Man (Dead Man's Letters
(1986)), Memoirs of a Survivor
(1981) and The Chain Reaction
(1980). See more
When the boys are about to abandon Seiji, his hands are bare and his feet only partly bandaged. By the end of the scene, seconds later, his extremities are fully covered. See more
The initial explosion of the atomic bomb claimed more than 100,000 lives, but that was only the beginning. The radiation remained, contaminating soldiers cleaning up the city, as well as those relatives of the victims who came looking for them. For years afterwards, these people would suffer leukemia and cancer, part of the collateral damage inflicted by the bomb.
Remade as Hadashi no Gen