Before and After (1985)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 83 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This amateur, undistinguished film about an indirect victim of the American bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima begins with a scene set in 1945. After hearing about the atomic bomb detonation, a father kills everyone in his family, except for his son. Over 30 years later, the son is seen as a derelict on the streets, unable to cope with the fact that he survived his murderous father's rampage. Evidence of his emotional instability is rather obvious -- he pokes a gun at those who irk him, and they are many.

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trauma, daughter, deal [agreement], family, ghetto, guilt, massacre, mental-illness, nuclear-weapon, son, survivor, wife