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Cast: Kôichi Satô, Ken Watanabe, Hidetaka Yoshioka

Director: Setsuro Wakamatsu

Genre: Drama

Year: 2021

Rating: NR

Japan’s Tohoku Region: at a magnitude of 9.0, the strongest earthquake in the country’s history strikes, triggering a huge tsunami and carnage that would end up killing thousands of people and displacing many more. It mercilessly engulfs the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima prefecture, causing a crippling station blackout. Unable to be cooled, the nuclear reactors quickly turn into hydrogen bombs at the brink of explosion. If the power plant is abandoned, Japan’s destruction is assured. Facing a life or death situation, the power plant workers known as the “Fukushima 50”, including shift supervisor Izaki and plant manager Yoshida, remain on the site until the bitter end. As the world holds its breath, the Fukushima 50 fight for their hometown, their families, and the future of Japan.

'Fukushima 50' tells the true, inspirational and cautionary tale of workers at the Fukushima Daiichi facility in Japan who risked their lives and stayed at the nuclear power plant to prevent total destruction after the region was devastated by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011.

Director, Setsurô Wakamatsu took the story and gave it a terrific treatment. The film uses little special effects because of the obvious low budget but that doesn't matter because the real story was about all the brave people who stayed at their jobs in hopes of stopping a complete disaster from happening. The film is an edge of your seat drama that is more frightening due to the fact it really happened. It is an intense film but it is also a cautionary one about perhaps over underestimating the power of mother nature.

A tale of real life heroics as the world watched. Only made better by the film's amazing cast including, Kôichi Satô, Ken Watanabe and Hidetaka Yoshioka. 'Fukushima 50' will arrive On VOD/Digital Platforms on March 5th from Capelight Pictures. Over the past here everyone has had to unite and do their part for the greater good and 'Fukushima 50' shows us all what can be done when we all care for one another and stand up against all odds...highly recommended.

Released by Capelight Pictures

**** Out Of *****