BAREFOOT GEN 1S Rating 4 out of 5


  • Mori Masaki


  • Issei Miyazaki
  • Masaki Kôda
  • Seiko Nakano


In this unflinching portrait, we see the devastation of the 1945 nuclear bombing of Hiroshima through the eyes of an ordinary family, particularly that of a young boy. Adapted from Keiji Nakazawa's 1972 manga and based closely on his own experiences as a six-year-old in the stricken city, this uses the stylised strokes of richly-conceived animation to show what would conventionally be unfilmable.

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