Tag Archives: Japan

Grave of the Fireflies

Hotaru no haka (1988) Director: Isao Takahata Runtime: 89 min A tragic story of two Japanese children left on their own in the midst od World War II. In the spring of 1945 U.S. bombers dropped napalm on Kobe, at the time the sixth-largest city in Japan with about one million inhabitants. The firestorm that […]

Godzilla

Gojira (1954) Director: Ishirô Honda Actors: Akira Takarada, Akihiko Hirata Runtime:96 min Less than ten years after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan made a movie about a prehistoric monster woken from millennial sleep by US underwater nuclear tests. Godzilla is a metaphor for nuclear destruction and a threat that nuclear weapons pose […]

Barefoot Gen

Hadashi no Gen (1983) Director: Mori Masaki Runtime: 83 min A Japanese anime about the first atomic bomb, dropped on Hiroshima in August 1945 and the direct consequences for the population. The focus is the story of a boy Gen and the fate of his family. Based on actual events. You can download this film […]