The grisly events leading to the first attack with a nuclear weapon.


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Hiroshima is a 1995 Japanese / Canadian film directed by Koreyoshi Kurahara and Roger Spottiswoode about the decision-making processes that led to the dropping of the atomic bombs by the United States on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki toward the end of World War II. Except as actors, no Americans took part in the production. The three-hour film was made for television and evidently had no theatrical release, but is available on DVD for home viewing. A combination of dramatisation, historical footage, and eyewitness interviews, the film alternates between documentary footage and the dramatic recreations. Both the dramatisations and most of the original footage are presented as sepia-toned images, serving to blur the distinction between them. The languages are English and Japanese, with subtitles, and the actors are largely Canadian and Japanese.

  • Original title: Hiroshima
  • Release date: Aug. 5, 1995
  • Status: Released
  • Genres: Drama
  • Runtime: 3h 10min
  • Producers: N/A


Wesley Addy Photo
Wesley Addy

Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson

Kenneth Welsh Photo
Kenneth Welsh

President Harry S Truman

Tatsuo Matsumura Photo
Tatsuo Matsumura

Prime Minister Kantaro Suzuki

J. Winston Carroll Photo
J. Winston Carroll

Chief Justice Stone (as J.W. Carroll)

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