Film probes Japan's post-quake violence

2 Mar 2016 12:30 PM
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Albany campus
Atrium Building

Film director Sion Sono, quickly re-wrote the film to incorporate a location in the devastated Fukushima prefecture, locating the disaster plot elements within the film. The quick filming turn-around, meant Himizu was the first major movei out of Japan following the tragedy.

The film follows two teenagers, Yuichi and Keiko. Facing abandonement by each of their parents, Yuichi is finally pushed too far and embarks on a violent campaign of revenege against what he sees as society's evildoers.

The film will be played at Massey's Albany campus on Wednesday March 2nd, as part of the monthly Japanese film screenings.

Please note: Due to exams, the film will screen at 12.45. Preceding the main feature is a short documentary on live and culture in Japan, which will start at 12.30pm. The film will be screened in the Atrium Round Room on th ground floor of the Atrium Building.

There is free parking available on campus in front of Quadrangle A and at the rear of the Atrium building.

Himizu is rated R16.

Running time: 130 minutes


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