Director Setsuro Wakamatsu | 2021 | 121 mins | Action/Drama | Japan | Japanese; English (Dub)
March 11, 2011 – 2:46 PM – Japan’s Tohoku Region: at a magnitude of 9.0, the strongest earthquake in the country’s history strikes, triggering a huge tsunami and carnage that would end up killing thousands of people and displacing many more. It mercilessly engulfs the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima prefecture, causing a crippling station blackout. Unable to be cooled, the nuclear reactors quickly turn into hydrogen bombs at the brink of explosion. If the power plant is abandoned, Japan’s destruction is assured. Facing a life or death situation, the power plant workers known as the “Fukushima 50”, including shift supervisor Izaki and plant manager Yoshida, remain on the site until the bitter end. As the world holds its breath, the Fukushima 50 fight for their hometown, their families, and the future of Japan.
“AFTER AN EARTHQUAKE DELIVERED THE FIRST BLOW, THE PLANT BEGAN TO SHUT DOWN UNTIL IT WAS OVERTAKEN BY A TSUNAMI. FUKUSHIMA 50 BECOMES A RACE TO STAVE OFF THE WORST POSSIBLE OUTCOME.”
– SHEPHERD EXPRESS
“AMAZING AND A GENUINELY HEARTFELT MOVIE, ESPECIALLY FOR OUR CURRENT TIMES.”
– ANNE CARLINI
“KEN WATANABE GIVES A BRILLIANT PERFORMANCE AS THE PLANT MANAGER AND TAKUMI SAITOH IS ALSO A STANDOUT AS PLANT SUPERVISOR WHO ARE FORCED TO MAKE DIFFICULT CHOICES IN ORDER TO SAVE LIVES.”
– THEATER BYTE
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