"I want people around the world to see this wonderful film." OLIVER STONE
Hiroshima, early 1950s. A high school teacher, Kitagawa notices that many of his students are suffering from the aftermath of the atomic bomb. He then begins a discussion with them. Faced with the ignorance and indifference of the Japanese, and so that the victims are not forced to live in the shadow of society, they consider it necessary that their compatriots remember this fateful day of August 6, 1945...
Hiroshima by Hideo Sekigawa is one of the first films to evoke the devastation caused by the atomic bomb, based on written testimonies from survivors. Produced and distributed outside the studio system by the Japanese teachers' union, it was deemed too anti-American upon release and has remained almost invisible since, except for the sequences used by Alain Resnais in Hiroshima mon amour . A powerful work with expressionist accents, Hiroshima can be discovered for the first time on Blu-ray™.
Hiroshima by Hideo Sekigawa (1953 - B&W - 104 mins)
Available for the first time on Blu-ray & DVD.
. "HIROSHIMA, CINEMA AND THE NUCLEAR IMAGINARY IN JAPAN" (33 mins) How Japanese cinema played a key role in creating the imaginary of nuclear war through the representation of the Hiroshima disaster. An essay by Jasper Sharp, British writer, programmer and director, specialist in Japanese cinema.
*in HD on the Blu-ray Disc™ version
BD 50 • HIGH DEFINITION MASTER • 1080/23.98p • AVC ENCODING Original Version DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 • French Subtitles 1.37 format respected • Black & White • Film length: 104 mins
DVD 9 • NEW RESTORED MASTER • PAL • MPEG-2 ENCODING Original Version Dolby Digital 1.0 • French Subtitles Format 1.33 respected • 4/3 • Black & White • Film length: 100 mins