Review of The Day the Earth Moved (1997)

Moving picture, 76 minutes

The Hanshin earthquake of 1995, in Kōbe. The narrative focuses on a couple of middle schoolers, their teacher and an old woman who’s lost two houses in earlier disasters.

A dramatization. Mediocre in many respects. Interesting in large part because it is animated, which is motivated by the need for some shots of damaged structures. Of course, no particular motives are needed.

References here: Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 (2009).

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