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Lucky Dragon No 5 (film)

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Director  Kaneto Shindo
Language  Japanese
7.4/10 IMDb

Music director  Hikaru Hayashi
Country  Japan
Lucky Dragon No 5 (film) movie poster
Cast  Jukichi Uno (Manakichi Kuboyama), Nobuko Otowa (Shizu Kuboyama), Eitarô Ozawa (Governor), Koreya Senda (Dr. Kinoshita)
Writer  Kaneto Shindo, Yasutaro Yagi
Release date  December 2, 1959 (1959-12-02) (Japan)
Written by  Kaneto Shindo, Yasutaro Yagi
Similar movies  Related Kaneto Shindo movies

Lucky Dragon No. 5 (第五福竜丸, Daigo Fukuryū Maru) is a 1959 Japanese film directed by Kaneto Shindo. It is based on events involving the fishing vessel Daigo Fukuryū Maru in 1954.


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An ageing fishing boat, Dai-go Fukuryū Maru ("Lucky Dragon No. 5") sets out from the port of Yaizu in Shizuoka Prefecture. It travels around the Pacific, line fishing. While the ship is near Bikini Atoll, the ship's navigator sees a flash. All the crew come up to watch. They realize it is an atomic explosion, but take the time to clear their fishing gear. A short time later, grey ash starts to fall on the ship. By the time the ship returns to port, the sailors have been burned brown. They unload the fish, which are then transported away. They visit the local doctor and then go to Tokyo for an examination. It turns out they are all highly radioactive. Their symptoms become worse, and the contaminated fish causes a panic. The men are taken to hospitals in Tokyo, leaving their families behind. The radio operator, Kuboyama (Jūkichi Uno), dies from the radiation.


  • Jūkichi Uno as Manakichi Kuboyama
  • Nobuko Otowa as Shizu Kuboyama
  • Harold Conway
  • Masao Mishima
  • Kikue Mori
  • Yasushi Nagata
  • Taketoshi Naitō
  • Eitarō Ozawa as Governor
  • Koreya Senda as Dr. Kinoshita
  • Ippei Sōda
  • Taiji Tonoyama
  • References

    Lucky Dragon No. 5 (film) Wikipedia
    Lucky Dragon No. 5 (film) IMDb Lucky Dragon No. 5 (film)

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