Kiichi Nakajima, an elderly foundry owner, is so frightened and obsessed with the idea of nuclear extermination that his family decides to have him ruled incompetent. Nakajima's fervent wish is for his family to join him in escaping from Japan to the relative safety of South America. Harada, a civil volunteer in the case, sympathizes with Nakajima's conviction, but the old man's irrational behaviour prevents the court from taking his fears seriously.
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Please, I beg of you. Go to Brazil, I beg of you. All of you, as one family. You say I'm deluded. Maybe I am. But H-bombs really exist. War can break out any time. If it does, it will be too late; you can go nowhere then. We can still make it, let's flee why we can.
[He points to the baby
I must spare him. I can't let an H-bomb get him.
[He starts sniffling
I gave up hope once. I thought I wouldn't care about you. If I could save this baby at least, that's what I thought. But all of you are my ...
Referenced in Rhapsody in August