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Barefoot Gen (1&2)

3

As the Hiroshima atomic bomb exploded, Keiji Nakazawa passed behind a wall and was shielded from the blast's full force. Adapted from his important semi-autobiographical manga, Barefoot Gen's images of a child trying to comprehend the massive devastation around him are frequently upsetting and make a powerful statement. Unfortunately, the film's crude, dated animation and some out-of-place humour detract from the impact. The sequel, also included, depicting the rebuilding of society, lacks some of the original's emotional punch.

 

Film Details

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  • UK Theatrical Release Date: August 1st 2005

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