Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Hiroshima [1995]

Title: Hiroshima
Tagline: For the first time the truth about the decision that changed the world.
Running Time: 205 Minutes
Country: Canada, Japan
Directors: Roger Spottiswoode and Koreyoshi Kurahara
Cast: Wesley Addy, Timothy West, Kenneth Welsh, Kei Sato, Saul Rubinek
Rating: PG DVD Price: $6.99

Plot: Directors Roger Spottiswoode and Koreyoshi Kurahara explore the wartime dynamics in both Washington and Tokyo that led the U.S. to drop the atomic bomb, and the tragic consequences for the razed cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
This Canadian-Japanese co-production uses both vintage historical footage [including armed forces films and period newsreels] and contemporary dramatic reenactments to tell the story of how the scientific and military minds behind the Manhattan Project, under the orders of President Harry Truman [Kenneth Welsh], developed the first atomic bomb.