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Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes

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Director  Peter Werner
Writer  John McGreevey
Language  English
6.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, History, War
Music director  Lucia Hwong
Country  United States
Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes movie poster
Release date  August 6, 1990
Nominations  Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Makeup for a Miniseries or a Special
Cast  Max von Sydow (Father Siemes), Judd Nelson (Pete Dunham), Tamlyn Tomita (Sally), Pat Morita (Yoodo Toda), Stan Egi (Dr Hara)
Similar movies  Hiroshima (1995), Black Rain (1989), Hiroshima mon amour (1959), Rhapsody in August (1991), Children of Hiroshima (1952)

Based on events surrounding the bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, during World War II, this drama depicts the nuclear explosion and its effects, as viewed by survivors of various nationalities. Among the people featured in the film are German priest Father Siemes (Max von Sydow), Japanese physician Dr. Hara (Stan Egi) and American soldier Pete Dunham (Judd Nelson). With its ensemble cast, the movie calls attention to the international presence in the city at the time of the bombing.

Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes is a 1990 television film about Atomic bombings of Hiroshima. It was nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys and other awards.

The movie follows the perspective of several characters (such as Japanese victims, soldiers, American prisoners of war and others) and how they lived or tried to survive the effects felt during the aftermath of the Atomic Bomb dropping by the Enola Gay at Hiroshima, during World War II.


  • Max von Sydow as Father Siemes
  • Judd Nelson as Pete Dunham
  • Mako as Sgt. Moritaki
  • Tamlyn Tomita as Sally
  • Pat Morita as Yoodo Toda
  • References

    Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes Wikipedia
    Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes IMDb Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes

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