Who doesn't know Godzilla? But did you know that the 1954 Godzilla movie is at the origin of Kaiju Eiga - the Giant Monster movie trend? It is the atomic threat overlooking Japan that directly influenced the creation of Kaiju Eiga... of Godzilla. For more than six decades, several generations of filmmakers have exploited the monster in many different ways and in many different landscapes. Although, one golden rule had to be respected: demonstrate the relationship between Godzilla and the atomic bomb! But what is at the origin of this binomial relationship, and how has it evolved over the years?
This documentary explores Godzilla's origin through exclusive interviews with more than twenty filmmakers, actors and experts from across the globe who have worked closely on the first Godzilla movie of 1954.