50 faceless workers called “Fukushima 50” rise. They risk everything to save their families, their hometown, and their country.
The film is directed by Setsurō Wakamatsu and written by Yōichi Maekawa. Starring Koichi Sato and Ken Watanabe, it is about the titular group of employees tasked with handling the meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. The film is based on the non-fiction book by Ryusho Kadota, titled On the Brink: The Inside Story of Fukushima Daiichi, and it is the first Japanese film to directly depict the disaster.
The Tsunami that hit Japan that day was one of the worst natural disasters witnessed by the world in real time.