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Children of Hiroshima


A movie that’s waited nearly 60 years for a US theatrical premiere, Kaneto Shindo’s Children of Hiroshima is a somber melodrama, neither sentimental nor stoical, about the aftereffects of atomic radiation, shot on the half-rebuilt site of the world’s first nuclear catastrophe. The shame felt by Hiroshima’s survivors is experienced by the viewer.

Wed., April 27, 4:30 & 9:15 p.m.; Thu., April 28, 6:50 p.m., 2011

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 20, 2011

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