Five years after the bombing of Hiroshima, Yasuko does not appear to be affected by the radiation, but her family worries about her marriage prospects, fearing that she might succumb to radiation sickness at any time.
Mr. and Mrs. Shizuma and their niece Yasuko make their way through the ruins of Hiroshima, devastated by the atomic bomb. Five years later, Yasuko is living with her aunt and uncle, and her senile grandmother, in a village containing many survivors of the bombing. Yasuko does not appear to be affected, but the Shizumas are worried about her marriage prospects, fearing that she might succumb to radiation sickness at any time.
Back in 1989, two movies entitled “Black Rain” were released. One film was the insignificant Hollywood blockbuster starring Michael Douglas while the other was the art house Japanese film “Kuroi Ame” directed by the legendary Shohei Imamura. Movies that depicted the horrors of the effects of the Atomic bomb were often made by American producers, “Hiroshima and Nagasaki” was one such great film, but it isn’t often that we see films that portrayed Japanese … more