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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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.

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