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“Oppenheimer” opens in theaters in Japan as well – 2024-03-30 10:21:58

2024-03-30 10:21:58

The film “Oppenheimer” is finally going to theaters in Japan – the country most traumatized by the atomic bomb, reported AFP. Eight months later, viewers around the world and those in Japan will be able to watch the award-winning tape, writes BTA.

In the summer of last year, the film by director Christopher Nolan competed with another blockbuster – “Barbie” by director Greta Gerwig. Numerous collages and humorous memes on the occasion of “Barbieheimer” shocked the Japanese. Japan is the only country in the world to have an atomic bomb dropped on it in August 1945.

No official reason was given for the delay of “Oppenheimer” on Japanese screens.

Today, in front of a large cinema in Tokyo, only a small poster informs about the screening of the super production, which brought its creators more than 960 million US dollars. More than 140,000 people died as a result of the atomic bomb detonation in Hiroshima. In Nagasaki, the victims were 74 thousand. A few days later – on August 15, 1945, Japan capitulated.

“Oppenheimer” won an Academy Award for Best Picture, as well as six other Academy Awards. The three-hour epic is dedicated to the key moments in the life of the creator of the atomic bomb, Robert Oppenheimer.

In Hiroshima, the screening of the film is awaited with some anxiety. Is this a film that people here would like to see, commented Kyoko Heya, president of the Hiroshima International Film Festival after the film’s triumph at the Oscars. However, I would like more people to see the film because I will be happy if Hiroshima, Nagasaki and atomic weapons become a subject of discussion, she added.

There could have been more depictions of the horror that atomic weapons cause, former Hiroshima mayor Takashi Haraoka said after a limited screening in the city earlier in March. Haraoka is 96 years old and lived through the destruction of Hiroshima.

Masao Tomonaga, 80, a survivor of the bombing of Nagasaki, said he was impressed by Nolan’s film. “I thought the lack of pictures of bomb survivors was a weakness. Actually, the shock that Oppenheimer experiences after the collision with reality is enough for me.” Tomonaga was two years old at the time of the bombing of Nagasaki. He later devoted his life to the study of leukemia caused by radiation.

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