Gembaku no ko (Children of Hiroshima)
Gembaku no ko (Children of Hiroshima) (1952)

In this Japanese semi-documentary, a teacher and her ex-students offer their view of the horrible aftermath of the A-bomb in their city. The film was designed to generate sympathy from the American people responsible for the devastation. ~… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 6, 1952
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Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
V.A. Musetto
New York Post

With Japan facing a new nuclear crisis, this beautifully composed and acted heart-wrencher couldn't be more timely.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

A sense of immediacy, or working through recent and almost unfathomable trauma, is palpable in the film, much of which was shot in Hiroshima itself.

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David Fear
Time Out

Its cup may runneth over, yet the stark vibe is impossible to shake.

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Walter M.
In "Children of Hiroshima," Takako(Nobuko Otowa), a teacher, is returning to her home in Hiroshima for the first time in years, having moved to an… More