1 minFukushima 50
(Audio:: Japanese, Subtitles:: English)
Workers at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan are risking their lives and staying at the nuclear power plant to prevent total destruction after the region was hit by natural disasters in 2011.
Nearly an hour after the quake, Fukushima Daiichi suffered a power outage, causing the power-operated cooling systems to fail. Although the workers initially tried to run the plant on car batteries, they eventually risked their lives to get closer to the reactors and worked virtually manually to prevent the plant from overheating.
"Fukushima 50" is a feature film based on the non-fiction book "On the Brink: The Inside Story of Fukushima Daiichi" by the Japanese journalist Ryūshō Kadota. It shows how difficult it is to control nuclear facilities in an emergency and that Japan escaped radiation contamination of 1/3 of the country only by chance and for reasons still unknown today.
|Script:||Yoichi Maekawa, Ryûshô Kadota|
|Production:||Tsuguhiko Kadokawa, Kadokawa Daiei Studio|
|Actors:||Ken Watanabe, Kôichi Satô, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Naoto Ogata, Shôhei Hino, Mitsuru Hirata, Masato Hagiwara, Riho Yoshioka, Takumi Saitoh, Yasuko Tomita, Shirô Sano, Narumi Yasuda|
|Our age recommendation:||14|
|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Screening rights:||Endeavor Content () | Capelight Pictures (Germany)|
It is both dramatic and full of twists and turns, dealing with each potential catastrophe as it unfolds from a deeply human perspective. – Japan Forward
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