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All That Remains

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Film Synopsis:

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
~1 Corinthians 13:13~

“All That Remains”, is a powerful true story of atomic bomb survivor Takashi Nagai, pioneering scientist, Christian convert, and dedicated peace-activist.

Takashi Nagai, a descendent of a Samurai family, a patriot and a pioneering scientist emarks upon a quest for the “ultimate truth” – the meaning to life and death. It is a journey of discovery that will change his life forever. An extraordinary story of persecution, courage, faith and love unfolds as he uncovers the Christian legacy of Nagasaki and meets his own destiny.

Along the journey we meet Paul Miki and the 26 martyrs of Japan and learn how the building of Urakami cathedral – the grandest cathedral in the East came to symbolize the enduring faith of the Nagasaki Christians. Then Takashi meets Midori, the woman who will finally transform a sceptical man of intellect, into a man of the heart.

But on one sunny, August morning in 1945, everything vanishes in a blinding flash of light, and the world is turned into a burning inferno. The second atomic bomb to be used in warfare has just exploded over Nagasaki. Midori is one of the estimated 80,000 souls killed instantly.

Now the scientist is forced to turn to God, as he must become a father and a teacher, not just to his two young children, but to an orphaned nation, sick and debilitated by war.

It is his faith that will guide him back to Atom bombed Nagasaki, and it will be his faith that will him inspire him to help rebuild a city from rubble and ash.

Having been diagnosed with leukemia (a result of prolonged exposure to X-rays), he dedicates the rest of his short life to promoting world peace through his work as a writer. After a battle against censorship, his first book “The Bells Of Nagasaki”, becomes an instant bestseller though out Japan, as a people, defeated and demoralised by war, re-discover through his words, the healing of power of love.

Now confined to his bed and sensing his time is running out, Takashi begins to write his final and most poignant book, “Leaving My Beloved Children Behind”, a serious of letters addressed to his children.

“All That Remains” is an inspiring story of supreme sacrifice and a testament to the strength of faith and the power of love.

We’ve also just launched our All That Remains blog page which will act as a production diary, so we’ll post more in-depth updates, more behind the scenes glimpses etc. The blog will continue to run for the entire length of the production.

Release Date: (DVD) May 5, 2016

Companion Film to “26 Martyrs

 all that remains


  • Leo Ashizawa – Takashi Nagai
  • Yuna Shin – Midori Nagai
  • Junichi Kajioka – Professor Suetsugu
  • Meg Kubota – Tsumo Moriyama
  • Dai Tabuchi – Sadakichi Moriyamai
  • Yuriri Naka – Cousin Tatsue
  • Kaya Yuzuki – Matron Hisamatsu
  • Tanroh Ishida – Hiro
  • Sid Phoenix – Corp. Weller
  • Roger Harding – Prof. Rudolf Peierls
  • Richard Grayson – American Major
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  1. liz raso says
    31 March 13, 3:34am

    Have been so moved by the book.
    Really want to know the date of when this movie will be out on dvd to buy.

  2. Annelie says
    31 March 13, 7:10am

    Sorry, still no release date.


  3. natalino doria says
    22 May 14, 6:39am

    Hi i am interested, and want to know when this dvd or film is realesed. Coluld you please let me know when you have any information, please let me know by my email address provided,thankyou. Nat Doia.

  4. Annelie says
    22 May 14, 8:50am

    Sorry – no release date yet.


  5. Colleen says
    29 May 16, 5:47pm

    You can get the film through Ignatius Press. The casting is excellent and the visuals are great, but don’t expect a play-by-play rendition of “A Song for Nagasaki.” That’s what I was hoping for, I guess, but it seemed like most of the scenes I REALLY wanted to see didn’t make it into the film. 😛 The first half of the film seems kind of like they are rushing through the backstory stuff to get to the atomic bombing, and after that everything was a lot better.

    For viewers who are completely confused by the somewhat hard-to-follow storytelling, thankfully they have an interview with Fr. Glynn in the special features where he lays everything out very clearly, basically summarizing the book.

  6. anna says
    08 July 16, 9:16am

    I wanted to like this movie. It was saccharine, and unwatchable, in my opinion. The Nagasaki story, and Nagai, as well as the story of the Ragpicker, are Japanese stories. Each of these characters were of the samurai class, infused with Bushido, and to the core Japanese. This movie had such a western slant, and the music was western, and the actors weren’t all Japanese. This is essential because the people of Nagasaki are Japanese, the converts were converts to Christianty; Roman catholicism. Both people were rooted in Japanese culture, bushido (the way of the samurai), in Basho’s poetry, a Buddhist monk and in the books about them, Paul Glynn clearly portrays that the roots are in Shinto, Buddhism and the samurai codes. These were very cultured people. The portrayals are so flat and so wishy washy we couldn’t even watch it. Too bad! Why not spend the money to have had the old movie released with subtitles
    One needs to watch old post war japanese cinema to get a grasp of the culture. This doesn’t.

  7. James says
    20 July 16, 1:07pm

    As someone who is a big fan of old Japanese cinema I was very interest to watch this film. Indeed, at times watching this movie, I was reminded of the work of Yasujiro Ozu, in its meditative contemplation. The style of this film may not be to everyone’s taste as it is not your typical Hollywood blockbuster, this is something different, but all the more powerful for it. The visuals are simply stunning with the look almost of an animated film (another nod to Japanese cinema and their love of animation).

    Another stand out for me was the use of music, contemporary yet didn’t feel out of place. The bombing sequence is grueling to watch but never gratuitous. Its effect is particularly devastating due to the first half of the film building up Dr Nagai’s life with his wife and his career. The depiction of the rebuilding of Nagasaki through the power of faith is inspiring and beautiful.

    An unusual, but excellent and artful movie with a powerful message.

  8. Desiree says
    13 August 16, 1:48pm

    Thank you James, for your in depth review and thoughts on this film! I am sure it will bode quite useful to other viewers. I’m glad you enjoyed the film.


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