"Black Rain" -- Japanese, not the cheesy action adventure you think it is.

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By Heathyr on Thursday, April 23, 1998 - 11:37 pm:
    Probably the most poignant and impressive film I've ever seen next to Akira Kuosawa's Dream.
    It follows the life of a family after the bombing of their home town (Hiroshima), and the effects of radiation, the fear of the sickness, and the "black rain" that fell even outside of Hiroshima immediately after the bombing.
    A beautifully filmed piece, it is an example of the ignorance of all involved as to the effects of radiation both directly and indirectly on the lives of an entire community.
    Another good film portraying the first tests and public information film shorts of the A-Bomb is "The Atomic Cafe". Not as beautiful, kinda tongue-in-cheek, it still strikes as incomprehensible that we would have lied so easily to the public and to military trainees about the effects of radiation on living creatures. Scary and interesting. Actual footage and educational films from the 1940's and 50's.

By Christopher on Friday, April 24, 1998 - 02:32 am:
    You've forced me to remember the "Air-Raid" drills that we had in grammar school. DING DING DING the red bell would go and we would all line up on either side of the hall. The teachers always told us it was to protect us...Now I realize that it was merely to facilitate the removal of our charred little bodies. Duck...And Cover!!

By Hojoman on Sunday, May 4, 2003 - 09:51 pm:

    Black Rain was TIGHT!!!

By Maggie9x on Sunday, November 1, 2009 - 12:34 am:

    i thought it was beautiful-- without knowing what it was about-- knowing now--- it's a breathtaking work of artistic catharsis...

By Maggie9x on Sunday, November 1, 2009 - 12:35 am:

    i liked the other one with micheal douglas too :)

By And so on........ on Sunday, November 1, 2009 - 07:11 am:

    and andy garcia, and bunch of jap mobs.

By sarah on Sunday, November 1, 2009 - 10:47 pm:

    go away crazies.


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