You look back in our planets history, we’ve averted potentially world-changing catastrophe many times. One of the most recent times was Ten years ago the world looked on, as Japan battled to avert another ‘Chernobyl’ style disaster with Fukushima power plant.
Altitude Films have released a second UK Trailer for Fukushima 50, as the existence of mankind hangs in the balance. Based on the extraordinary book by Ryusho Kadota, On the Brink: The Inside Story of Fukushima Daiichi, a moving and extremely timely human drama about people pulling together in a time of unprecedented crisis.
The film stars Ken Watanabe (Inception, Godzilla) as the head of the power plant who must act fast to prevent total destruction, and rally his workers to action. Also starring Kôichi Satô (Mishima: A Life In 4 Chapters)…
March 11, 2011, 2:46 pm. Japan’s Tohoku Region. At a magnitude of 9.0, the strongest earthquake in Japan’s history struck, triggering a huge tsunami and carnage to the effect of more than 19,000 people dead. It mercilessly swallowed the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima prefecture. The nuclear reactors were unable to be cooled because of a crippling station blackout, causing hydrogen explosions in building after building. If the power plant was abandoned, Japan’s destruction was assured. Facing such a life or death situation, workers known as the “Fukushima 50”, including shift supervisor Izaki and plant manager Yoshida, remained on the site of the nuclear power plant on the brink. As the world held its breath and watched, they fought for their hometown and their families.
Fukushima 50 will be released in the UK and Ireland from 8th March 2021 on Digital HD.