Barefoot Gen: The Movies 1 & 2 (2005)
Barefoot Gen (1983) / Barefoot Gen 2 (1986)
DVD9 | ISO+MDS | PAL 4:3 | 01:23:23 + 01:25:17 | 6,64 Gb
Audio: Japanese AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Animation, Drama, War
A years ago, on August 6th 1945, the most devastating weapon known to mankind was unleashed, for the first time ever, upon the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Dispatched from the US bomber Enola Gay, the absurdly-nicknamed "Little Boy" wiped out 80,000 civilian targets in one fell swoop and destroyed 48,000 of the city's 76,000 buildings. It was followed a few days later, on August 9th, with the dropping of "Fat Man" on Nagasaki by the bomber Bockscar, with similarly catastrophic results. By 1950, the radioactive after-effects had claimed a total of 200,000 victims in Hiroshima alone, lingering on to blight the city's "hibakusha" blast survivors and generations of their bloodline with a host of radiation-induced sicknesses including blindness, liver disorders, chronic fatigue, leukaemia and numerous types of cancer.