FUKUSHIMA 50 Info and Photos From Kadokawa
A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE
Kadokawa Pictures has provided information and photos for their new movie, FUKUSHIMA 50 （フクシマフィフティ, Fukushima Fifuti). Based on the non-fiction novel by Ryusho Kadota, the drama follows 50 workers at the Fukushima No.1 Nuclear Power Plant as they face a critical situation due to the Great East Japan Earthquake.
FUKUSHIMA 50 is directed by Setsuro Wakamatsu (WHITEOUT, THE UNBROKEN). Koichi Sato (UNFORGIVEN, TIME TRIP APP, HIT ME ANYONE ONE MORE TIME) and Ken Watanabe (INCEPTION, RAGE, GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS) head an all-star cast.
At 2:46 pm on March 11, 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake occurred. It caused the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident.
What happened at the plant? What is the truth? This is the story of the workers who continued fighting at the forefront as the destruction of eastern Japan approached…
The Fukushima No.1 Nuclear Power Plant was beset by a giant tidal wave beyond expectations. The power plant suffers complete power failure, and with the atomic reactors no longer being cooled a meltdown can not be averted. Toshio Izaki (Koichi Sato) is the on duty manager of the No.1 and No.2 plants busily overseeing the atomic reactors.
Facility chief Masao Yoshida (Ken Watanabe) is in overall command. Despite their efforts and those of others on site, the situation continues to grow worse. A nuclear meltdown draws ever closer, threatening to irradiate a radius of 250 km and threaten the lives of 50 million people.
Japanese Theatrical Release Date: Friday, March 6, 2020 (Nationwide Roadshow)
Running Time: 122 Minutes
Toshio Izaki: Koichi Sato
Masao Yoshida: Ken Watanabe
Takumi Maeda: Hidetaka Yoshioka
Shoichi Nojiri: Naoto Ogata
Hisao Omori: Shohei Hino
Shigeru Hirayama: Mitsuru Hirata
Kazuo Igawa: Masato Hagiwara
Haruka Izaki: Riho Yoshioka
Tomoko Izaki: Yasuko Tomita
Dai Takizawa: Takumi Saito
Prime Minister: Shiro Sano
Mari Asano: Narumi Yasuda
Director: Satoshi Wakamatsu
Original Story: Shi no Fuchi o Mita Otoko: Yoshida Masao to Fukushima Daiichi Genpatsu no 500-nichi by Ryusho Kadota (Published by Kadokawa Bunko)
Screenplay: Yoichi Maekawa
Producers: Shinichiro Inoue, Shigeo Minakami, Yoshikazu Tsubaki, Naohiko Ninomiya
Music: Taro Iwashiro
Production Company: “Fukushima 50” Film Partners
Distributors (Japan): Shochiku, Kadokawa
©2020 “Fukushima 50” Film Partners
About Kadokawa Pictures, Inc.
Kadokawa Pictures is part of Kadokawa Shoten, which forms the axis of the expansive KADOKAWA CORPORATION. Kadokawa Shoten has maintained the company’s traditions since its founding, while continuously seeking to innovate at the same time. With their core operations based in publishing and film, represented by the Kadokawa Paperback, Kadokawa Pictures, and Kadokawa Anime labels, they continually release a wide range of content targeted to all age groups.