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The Day the Sun Fell (2015)

08/04/2020 (DE) HistoryDocumentary 1h 19m
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Tracing the past of her deceased grandfather who worked as a young doctor in the Red Cross hospital of HirSwiss-Japanese filmmaker Aya Domenig, the granddaughter of a doctor on duty during the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, approaches the experience of her deceased grandfather by tracing the lives of a doctor and of former nurses who once shared the same experience. While gathering the memories and present views of these last survivors, the nuclear disaster in Fukushima strikes and history seems to repeat itself.oshima after the atomic bomb was dropped over the city, the filmmaker encounters doctors and nurses who went through similar experiences to his at the time. Right up until his death in 1991, her grandfather was never able to speak about his experiences, but the formidable stories and openness of her protagonists bring her closer to his past.

  1. Aya Domenig


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  1. Aya Domenig


  2. Kiyomi Doi

    Self - Aya's grandmother

  3. Shigeru Doi

    Self - Aya's grandfather, Red Cross doctor (archive footage)

  4. Sumiko Miyahara

    Self - Hiroshima atomic bomb aftermath nurse

  5. Chizuko Uchida


  6. Shuntaro Hida

    Shuntaro Hida

    Self - Former Imperial Japanese Army doctor

  7. Hitoshi Kai

    Self - Chairman of Junod Association

  8. Mai Nakata

    Self - Fukushima refugee

  9. Shoei Nakata

    Self - Mai Nakata's son, Fukushima refugee

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Original Title Als die Sonne vom Himmel fiel

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Original Language German

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