By our entertainment editors
07 dec 2023 om 13:36
Oppenheimer will also be released in Japan next year. It was previously uncertain whether the film would be shown in the Asian country, as Japan remains the only country that has ever been attacked with an atomic bomb.
“The subject of the film is of great importance and has special meaning for Japanese people, so after several discussions and considerations we decided to release the film in Japan,” local distributor Bitters End said in a statement. A specific date has not yet been mentioned.
The Christopher Nolan directed film was in collaboration with Barbie one of the biggest movie hits of this year. The film is about Robert Oppenheimer, the inventor of the atomic bomb. The leading roles are played by Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, Matt Damon and Robert Downey Jr., among others.
Due to the success of Barbie in Oppenheimer the term ‘Barbenheimer’ was born. The internet was full of memes combining the two completely different films. The American branch of Warner Bros. took part in that. This was not well received in Japan and the hashtag #NoBarbenheimer became trending. According to critics, the memes downplayed the many deaths caused by the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The production company apologized for this.
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