Recounting the events leading up to the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, HIROSHIMA expertly and fascinatingly blends archival footage with docudrama reenactments and interviews of American politicians, veterans, and Japanese survivors.
The film opens with the announcement of Franklin D. Roosevelt's death and the inauguration of Vice President Harry S. Truman (Kenneth Welsh) as the new commander in chief. At this stage in WWII, the atomic bomb had been in development for two years, but political outsider Truman knew nothing of
its existence. After Truman is informed of the existence of the Manhattan Project, headed by physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer (Jeffrey De...