HD - 2015 - Japan - 144, 90, 52 - Color

Nuclear Nation II

Nuclear Nation II (original title)

A film by Atshushi Funahashi

Following the 2011 events and the first documentary Atsushi Funahashi directed, NUCLEAR NATION II analyses the evolution as of December 2014.It follows a new group of people exiled from Futaba, the region occupied by the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Nothing has changed yet for the refugees, away from their home like lost souls and still hoping to be compensated. Through their agonies and frustrations, the film unravels the cost of capitalism and nuclear energy.

Atshushi Funahashi


Atsushi Funahashi was born in Osaka, Japan, and graduated from Tokyo University with a B.A. in cinema studies. He moved to New York in 1997 and studied film directing at the School of Visual Arts. Big River (2006), produced by Office Kitano, was shown in various film festivals (including Berlin, Pusan and Shanghai) and was distributed worldwide. Funahashi moved back to Tokyo in 2007 and Deep in the Valley (2009), his first Japanese film, along with the first Nuclear Nation (2012) were both invited to Berlin.


Atshushi Funahashi

Original language: Japanese
Produced by: Big River Films & Documentary Japan


Berlinale 2015 - FORUM