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A powerful statement against war, Barefoot Gen is a story about the effect of the atomic bomb on a boy's life and the lives of the Japanese people.
This is probably the most brutal depiction I have ever seen of the aftermath of an atomic detonation. I think this film should be shown to all those pro-war advocates who say we should just nuke our enemies and be done with it. I sincerely hope that no living human ever has to go through this hell again, no matter who they be.
Really effective anti war anime in the vein of Threads.
That said, I have huge issues with the outright false opening monologue that is in stark contrast to everything the rest of the film stands for.
*Before I start, I should also say that I'm not American*
First I'll start with the quote "America attacks the Pacific one by one." It then goes on to state Japan specifically, but inferring that America attacked 'the Pacific', especially 'one by one' is a very strange way of saying that war broke out between the two countries and tries to paint that America also attacked other Asian countries. Why is this a shitty thing to infer? Because one of the many reasons Japan…
This movie is good.
Right barrel of laughs I'm having today. I think this would probably have been a higher rating if I hadn't watched a version basterdised by American dubbing!
Some of the later light parts in the film don't really work in my opinion, but the first 30 minutes, before the bombing, do. They maximize the darker parts for the rest of the movie, and makes it overbearing to watch (in a positive way).
It really tears you apart with it's brutal narrative, horrific images of war and the way no character is spared.
Not flawless, but in many ways this is a masterpiece.
Oho, ko tik neatrod neta plašumos :)
Šo pirmo reizi redzēju kaut kad ~1984ā, kaut kā liekas, ka tas toreiz bija obligātais klases gājiens uz šo multeni civilās aizsardzības ietvaros, lai mēs, sīkie, redzētu atomkara šausmas. Tā bija mana pirmā saskarsme ar anime. Toreiz likās jocīgi, ka tādas ļoti nopietnas tēmas appspēlētas ar tik jocīgiem un smieklīgiem multeņu tēliem un, ka šausmas mijās ar diezgan karikatūrisku zīmējumu virkni. Tas nedaudz mulsina arī tagad, kad noskatījos šo, nu jau par klasiku uzskatāmo anime filmiņu.
Stāsts par puisēnu kurš pārcieš Hirosimas atomsprādzienu, zaudē tēvu, māsu, brāli un pēcāk arī jaundzimušo māsiņu. Baigi depresīvi un brutāli, bet uz reāliem notikumiem un pēc reāla cilvēka atmiņām veidots stāsts. Jāsaka, ka stāsti par baskājaino Genu piedzīvojuši gan multnes, gan komiksu, gan tv versijas.
Lai nu kā, bet tas atombumbas sprādziens un sekojošās zīmētās šausmas bija un ir viens no iespaidīgākajiem momentiem ko man nācies redzēt uz ekrāna multenes formā.
Aparte de ser una de las películas más gráficas y brutales, es un gran testimonio en primera persona de los detalles oscuros de la bomba que acabó con la 2a Guerra Mundial y dio paso a la era nuclear.
It reminded me of Grave of the Fireflies, apart from the horrific bomb dropping scene it didn't pull me in emotionally as much as GotF did. Though it did do a great job of showing the horrors of war and the struggles of survival.
A must see. Great documentary of a survivor of the atomic bomb horror.
A must-see, to realize the horrors of (atomic) war.
Very well animated with a touching story that is unsure what tone it wants to rest on at any given time, Barefoot Gen is a truly remarkable tale of survival. The main protagonist Gen is a survivor of the first Atomic bomb. In this animated feature, you will be moved and shocked by the devastating effect the bombing as on the environment, the city and most importantly, the people, in one of the most gruesome and horrifying scenes in the history of film.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I was literally horrified while watching this movie...so sad...but the ending is so hopeful...
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