GenreDrama, History, War Music directorLucia Hwong CountryUnited States
Release dateAugust 6, 1990 NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Makeup for a Miniseries or a Special CastMax von Sydow (Father Siemes), Judd Nelson (Pete Dunham), Tamlyn Tomita (Sally), Pat Morita (Yoodo Toda), Stan Egi (Dr Hara) Similar moviesHiroshima (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.