The patriarch of the family had contrasting views to the government in context of war. As a result, the government punishes the family by depriving them with the basic facilities and luxuries of life. The hardships of the family are put into perspective by the atomic bombings of Hiroshima by Allied forces of USA.
The central character of the movie was the six years old son named as Gen. He spent his whole life seeing warfare in Japan. He and his mom are the witnesses of the horrors created by the atomic bombings. Hiroshima is completely destroyed courtesy the use of deadly weapons. US is the only country to use the nuclear weapons in the war. Gen realistically depicts the feelings of people on the morning of attacks on Hiroshima in 1945. The bodies of burnt and dead people were spread all over the