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.
John Hopkins - British TV/Film Writer
Wesley Addy - American actor, HUSH, HUSH SWEET CHARLOTTE
Wes Addy - American actor, HUSH, HUSH SWEET CHARLOTTE
George Robertson - American Actor
Ken Jenkins - Supporting actor
Richard Masur - American Actor
Anne Pritchard - Production Designer, THE COVENANT (2006)
Timothy West - Star, ESCAPE FROM COLDITZ (2006)
Koreyoshi Kurahara - Director/"Hiroshima"
Kei Sato - Japanese Actor
David Gow - American Actor
Jeffrey DeMunn - American character actor
Jeffrey De Munn - American character actor
Denis Papillon - Editor
Dominique Fortin - Editor, HUNT FOR JUSTICE (2006)
Saul Rubinek - American Actor
Kenneth Welsh - American Supporting Actor
Roger Spottiswoode - Director/Prod./Screenwriter
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)