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New Trailer and Poster for Japanese Thriller FUKUSHIMA 50

Fukushima 50
The true-life thriller comes to UK Digital in March.

March 11th marks the 10 year anniversary of the disaster at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant. That date also sees the UK Digital release of Fukushima 50, director Setsurô Wakamatsu's dramatisation of the events of that dark period in recent Japanese history.

The film stars Ken Watanabe as the head of the plant, who rallies his workers to control the crisis while struggling to convince his superiors of the scale of the potential catastrophe.

Check out the trailer and poster below.

The official synopsis reads:

11 March 2011. When a 9.0 magnitude earthquake causes a colossal Tsunami workers at the Fukushima Nuclear facility in Japan risk their lives and stay at the power plant to prevent total destruction. Plant manager Yoshida (Ken Watanabe) and his team try everything to contain the leak.

Nearly an hour after the quake, the plant suffers a power outage, causing the power-operated cooling systems to fail. Although the workers initially try to run the plant on car batteries, they eventually risk their lives to get closer to the reactors and work manually to prevent the plant from overheating. This is their incredible tale.

Fukushima 50 poster