The Day the Sun Fell

Ein Film über Zivilcourage in schwierigen Zeiten

In the film "The Day the Sun Fell“ Swiss-Japanese director Aya Domenig undertakes a journey of discovery into her family’s past and the damaged soul of a nation.

Swiss-Japanese filmmaker Aya Domenig, the granddaughter of a doctor on duty for the Red Cross during the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, discovers the experiences of her deceased grandfather by tracing the lives of a doctor and of former nurses who once shared the same experience.

Her grandfather never spoke of his experiences but through the openness of her interviewees, the director learns a little more about what life was like for those who worked near the plant. When a new nuclear disaster occurs in Fukushima on March 11, 2011, her research takes a new turn.

The protagonists of "The Day The Sun Fell“ have fought tirelessly against the social silence that has dominated the truth surrounding the health and social effects of the atomic bombshells that devastated Hiroshima. This repressed aspect of the past painfully re-enters the Japanese consciousness.

A historic document.

Director(s): Aya Domenig
Script: Aya Domenig
Production: Mirjam von Arx, Tanja Meding, ican films gmbh, SRG
Music: Marcel Vaid
Actors: Kiyomi Doi, Chizuko Uchida, Shuntaro Hida, Hitoshi Kai, Mai Nakata, Shoei Nakata, Kayoko Miyaji, Teruko Ueno, Natsuko Ishikawa, Chieko Matsumoto, Tsuyuko Nakakita, Hiromi Tsuji, Hideki Tabii, Kazumi Muratani, Toshimasa Sakaki, Satoshi Urabe, Mioko Doi, Yoshiya Doi, Mieko Doi
Year: 2015
Duration: 78 min
Our age recommendation: 14
Language (audio): Japanese
Language (subtitles): German, French, English
Country of origin: Switzerland
Shooting Locations: Japan
Screening rights: MAGNETFILM GmbH () | LookNow! (Switzerland)
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Main topic(s): Energy
Secondary topics: atomic energy health
Mentions: Hiroshima atomic bomb radioactivity Japan radiation nuclear power uranium
Topic Page(s): Energy

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