Ken Watanabe, a Japanese actor known outside of Japan for his roles in "Letters from Iwo Jima" and "The Last Samurai", will take part in the film about the accident at the Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant.|
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Watanabe will play Masao Yoshida, director of the nuclear power plant. On March 11, 2011, when the station was hit by a magnitude 9 earthquake and a 15-meter tsunami that followed, he was on duty. Yoshida ignored the directives of the Tokyo Energy Company management and pumped seawater into overheating reactors, thereby preventing the more dire consequences of the disaster. The liquidators of the accident became known as the "fifty Fukushima", which gave the name to the future film. Filming has already begun, and the release is scheduled for 2020.
“It was hard to decide to take part in the film about this accident, because the wound did not heal, society is still experiencing this loss. I hope we will be able to show the courage of these people who managed to prevent a tragedy on a global scale ”, says Watanabe.
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