THE DAY THE SUN FELL

ALS DIE SONNE VOM HIMMEL FIEL

By Aya DOMENIG

ICAN FILMS - as PROD

First film - Completed 2015

The granddaughter of a doctor on duty during the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, explores the story of her late grandfather by following the lives of his colleagues who shared the same experience when the nuclear disaster in Fukushima strikes and history seems to repeat itself.

Festivals
& Awards

Locarno 2015
Semaine de la Critique
Int. Film Festival Hiroshima 2015
this human world Film Festival Vienna 2015
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • First film, Historical, Documentary
    • Countries
    • SWITZERLAND, FINLAND
    • Languages
    • JAPANESE, GERMAN
    • Duration
    • 78 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Aya DOMENIG
    • Writer(s)
    • Aya DOMENIG
    • Producer(s)
    • Mirjam VON ARX (ican films), Tanja MEDING (ican films)
    • Synopsis
    • Swiss-Japanese filmmaker Aya Domenig, the granddaughter of a doctor on duty for the Red Cross 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 very last survivors, the nuclear disaster in Fukushima strikes and history seems to repeat itself.
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