Fukushima 50 main image
Fukushima 50 group of people
Fukushima 50 monitor room
Fukushima 50 family in Fukushima
Fukushima 50 at nuclear power plant
Fukushima 50 superintendent and supervisor


On March 11, 2011 a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck off northern Japan sending a massive tsunami inland, destroying countless homes and lives, and eventually engulfing the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. As waves penetrate the facility, shift supervisor Izaki and site superintendent Yoshida struggle to stabilize the meltdown in the face of overheating reactors, corporate greed and government inaction.

A thrilling, edge-of-your-seat interpretation of real-life events based on Ryusho Kodata’s bestselling novel of the men and women – the “Fukushima 50” – who stayed behind to avert a catastrophe of global magnitude. An epic, big-budget tale of courage and self-sacrifice featuring a cast of Japan’s top actors.

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Nikkei Voice



Setsuro Wakamatsu
Ken Watanabe, Koichi Sato, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Narumi Yasuda, Naoto Ogata
Canadian Premiere
121 min


All films available on Demand from Oct 3 to Oct 22, 2020.

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