- Run Time: 3 hours, 6 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: October 4, 2016
- Originally Released: 1995
- Label: Mill Creek Entertainment
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Kenneth Welsh, Richard Masur, Ken Jenkins, Saul Rubinek, Kei Satô, Jeffrey DeMunn, David Gow, Wesley Addy, Kohji Takahashi, Tatsuo Matsumura & Timothy West|
|Directed by||Koreyoshi Kurahara & Roger Spottiswoode|
|Edited by||Denis Papillon, Dominique Fortin & John Soh|
|Screenwriting by||Toshiro Ishido & John Hopkins|
|Produced by||Kazutoshi Wadakura|
|Director of Photography:||Pierre Mignot & Shohei Ando|
This powerful three-hour miniseries from directors Roger Spottiswoode and Koreyoshi Kurahara, about the bombing of Hiroshima at the end of World War II, takes a balanced view of the events leading up to that cataclysmic event, dramatizing the agonizingly difficult decisions faced by both President Truman (Kenneth Walsh) and Emperor Hirohito (Naohiko Umewaka). Interviews with real politicians, soldiers, and witnesses are also included here, adding to the program's sharp sense of history and realism.
Directors Roger Spottiswoode and Koreyoshi Kurahara explore the wartime dynamics in both Washington and Tokyo that led the U.S. to drop the atomic bomb, and the tragic consequences for the razed cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
- The film mixes contemporary documentary footage with dramatized scenes.
- Originally aired on Showtime, 8/6/1995 at 8pm.
- Co-produced by Telescene Communications (Canada).
- Filmed in Montreal and Tokyo.
- Additional Credits: Derek Hart, Cynthia Lazaroff, Arla Dietz-Baim, and Rolan Perkins (Executive Consultants); and Mark Conte (Executive in Charge of Post-Production)
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