Barefoot Gen

Movie • 1983 • Animation  

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A powerful statement against war, Barefoot Gen is a story about the effect of the atomic bomb on a boy's life and the lives of the Japanese people. Based on the acclaimed manga by Nakazawa Keiji, the author of Barefoot Gen, who was 6 years old at the time of the Hiroshima bombing, and is one of the survivors of the destruction. The bomb was responsible for the death of his father, his sister, and his brother. At the age of 6 he and his mother dug their remains out of the ruins of their home. In 1963 Nakazawa moved to Tokyo to become a manga artist, but returned to Hiroshima in 1966 to attend his mothers funeral. It was then that he learned of the true impact of the radiation from the bomb.
This movie contains 27 potentially triggering events.
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Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
183 supporters
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StaceyWheeler
You straight up see a dog disintegrate in the blast.
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Unanswered Triggers
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is an animal sad?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
64 supporters
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MeerKAB
A child is punched in the face early in the film by an elderly man. Later, a disfigured man is harsh towards the kids nursing him at first but gradually warms up to them
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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MeerKAB
A horse is burned alive in the aftermath of the nuclear explosion
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
92 supporters
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Are animals abused?
108 supporters
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MeerKAB
As well as a dog, a horse is shown burning alive. There is also a lighthearted fishing scene.
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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MeerKAB
Several trails of ants are shown crawling into the protagonist’s family home just before the bomb is dropped on Hiroshima
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Assault
Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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MeerKAB
Many characters are shown gasping in pain as a result of the radiation
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Is there cannibalism?
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Banshii
While nobody is killed by crushing, there is a scene where some characters are trapped underneath rubble and cannot be freed, so they are left to die
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ReziRose
Gen's father and siblings burn to death in their collapsed home.
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MeerKAB
A family are trapped under their destroyed home and are ultimately killed when flaming debris falls on top of them, burning them alive
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Is there amputation?
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MeerKAB
During the nuclear blast, an elderly man’s head melts from his neck
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there a hanging?
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Salomim
During the blast, we can see people's teeth fall off as their faces melt off
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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MeerKAB
All body parts are shown to melt as a result of the nuclear blast, including extremities
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Is someone tortured?
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MeerKAB
Not explicitly, but there is extensive imagery of people suffering from injury/disfigurement from the nuclear explosion and radiation
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MeerKAB
A character is shown falling when the balcony she was on collapses, but she survives
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TheDreammweaver
Eyes melt in the blast
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meowm
During the bomb's blast, there is a very gore depiction of multiple individual people getting progressively disfigured whilst melting away from thermal radiation, until being reduced to ashes.
Even if it's "only" an animated scene, it's really disheartening and I would recommend skipping it if anything of the kind would pull you off : happens right after the sequence where you see the pilot holding a watch and Hiroshima from above.
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Children
Does a kid die?
25 supporters
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ReziRose
Several children, including an infant, die either immediately following the bomb or from after effects thereof.
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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MeerKAB
It’s not given specific focus in the scene, but as a family burns alive under the rubble of their home the young boy’s toy boat sits in front of him and is implied to have been destroyed in the flames
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Salomim
Right after the blast, severly disfigured people are left roaming the city, as ghost-like figures
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Are there clowns?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
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A man defecates and vomits as a result of radioactive contamination
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Does someone vomit?
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A man defecates and vomits as a result of radioactive contamination
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Arnae
Not mentioned outright, but radioactive effects probably lead to cancers
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Mental Health
Does someone self harm?
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StrongFish91
That's not what body dysmorphia is! You're thinking of body *horror.*
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MeerKAB
Not specifically, but depictions of trauma and emotional breakdowns are shown in response to various scenes
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TheDreammweaver
There is a scene of a family trapped under a burning house.
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dookamatic
Technically. Characters are referenced to be starving, but as a result of lack of food and not by choice.
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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ReziRose
Gen's mother gives birth shortly after the bomb.
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Are there abortions?
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dookamatic
Gen's mother is pregnant at the beginning of the film and eventually gives birth.
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Are there n-words?
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
32 supporters
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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48 supporters
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Spoiler
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MeerKAB
The ending is sad, but glimmers of hope are offered and some characters survive
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
8 supporters
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Violence
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MeerKAB
This occurs around 30 minutes into the film
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Is there blood/gore?
29 supporters
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denialol
Very gruesome, slow motion shots of people, including children and animals, being blown up by a nuke.
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Banshii
A young girl is shown being gunned down by a fighter jet
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