Barefoot Gen

Barefoot Gen

  • Director: Mori Masaki
  • Countries of origin: Japan
  • Language: Japanese
  • Release date: June 13, 1992
  • Runtime: 1 hour 23 minutes
  • Sound mix: Mono
  • Aspect ratio: 1.33 : 1
  • Also known as: Barfuß durch Hiroshima
  • Barefoot Gen, an autobiographical comic about the atomic bomb. The representative work of Japanese cartoonist Keiji Nakazawa. It depicts the desolate scene after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, and at the same time shows the atrocities of Japanese soldiers in Asia. It strongly condemned the war of aggression launched by Japan. (Author, famous Japanese cartoonist: Keiji Nakazawa died of lung cancer on December 19, 2012 in a hospital in Hiroshima City at the age of 73) Released in Japan on July 21, 1983  


    • Release date June 13, 1992
    • Production companies Madhouse, Gen Productions

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    • By Earl 2022-10-24 14:27:29

      author eats people

      Cough cough! Before introducing this work, I would like to briefly describe the concept of authorship. The so-called author theory, simply put, is a theory that pays more attention to the author than the work. In this theoretical framework, the work has no independent status, and all are subordinate to the author. The status of a work is entirely assigned by the author, and the quality of the work is largely determined by whether or not the author's style is preserved. The above is the basic...

    • By Tyson 2022-10-24 13:32:52

      Small thoughts

      A masterpiece of criticism of militaristic warfare! Especially did not expect that the death of the father, sister, brother, and sister turned out to be all the real experiences of the original author. The nuclear explosion gave people a suffocating feeling, death... pain... torture... parting. The whole film just wants to tell you to live. ——The dividing line—— There is a sentence in the original play, "The government does not care about the tragedy of Hiroshima" The military government...

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    • By Carleton 2023-09-30 04:47:54

      The nuclear explosion animation, the plot at the center of the explosion is very scary and real, but the protagonist and mother are so neatly dressed after the explosion, and it is a bit incredible to be able to find a clean...

    • By Jewell 2023-09-17 15:53:17

      Anti-war film. The optimistic and cheerful children form a strong contrast with the cruel war, the tragic situation of the nuclear explosion, and the dying family members, thus accusing the cruelty of the war and reminding people to reflect on the war and cherish the peace. The work is intertwined with comedy and tragic atmospheres. Although the family of the protagonist has suffered a tragic situation, it still reveals an optimistic spirit, which is admirable. The direct performance of the...

    • By Glennie 2023-09-06 11:11:10

      Mazaki Mori's description of the process of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and its aftermath is no less terrifying than the various photographic records of "The Collapse of Japan" that I read seven years ago. What is heartwarming is that in such hellish adversity, many "universal values" remain...

    • By Taryn 2023-08-04 08:03:15

      "I have never betrayed my motherland, and I will never betray. It's just that my motherland is different from yours. Your motherland belongs to the landlords and nobles, and mine belongs to the workers and peasants! I am convinced that my motherland will definitely become A country of the masses of workers and peasants, and in this country of mine, no one will ever call me a...

    • By Zelda 2023-07-23 17:33:35

      A regular animation of Japan's atomic bomb reflection education. The sensational method is acceptable, but the work obviously has a tendency to deviate from reality, which is quite similar to "Grave of Fireflies". The difference between the two is that "Grave of the Fireflies" is a single emotional outpouring, while the subtle political references in "The Barefoot Kid" weaken the tragic color of the work's destruction. And the most crucial destruction itself is nothing more than imitating...

    Movie quotes

    • Daikichi Nakaoka: This war can't be right. But it's only the cowards like me who dare say it. If there were only a few more like us. You know, sometimes it takes more courage not to fight than to fight, to not want to kill when all around you are calling out for blood. That's real courage in my book. If you boys remember nothing else I teach you, I hope you'll remember that.

    • Gen Nakaoka: I'd like to know if we'll ever have enough food. Will we?

      Daikichi Nakaoka: Yes, son, when the war is over.

      Gen Nakaoka: When will it be over?

      Daikichi Nakaoka: It won't be long. Japan has all but lost the war.

      Gen Nakaoka: Why do we keep on fighting if we've lost the war?

      Daikichi Nakaoka: Why? Because our government is run by madmen. They're just crazy, stupid... all of them.

    • Gen Nakaoka: Hey! How'd I end up here? Guess they decided to bomb us after all.