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HIMIZU

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Synopsis

For a junior high schooler Yuichi Sumida (Shota Sometani), the only wish in his life is to become an ordinary and normal man. Having no big dream but hoping to live without bothering anybody, he lives a quiet life in his family's rental boat shop with his neglecting mother. His classmate Keiko Chazawa (Fumi Nikaidou) has a major crush on Sumida and finds happiness by getting to know him despite being the source of his annoyance.

 

His long-gone father only comes back home when he is drunk and needs extra cash, every time being violent physically and verbally against his son; he curses the life of the son for bringing the couple a total misery that Yuichi should've been dead long time ago. His mother, worsening the situation, runs off with her lover, leaving the young son alone without money or anybody to rely on. Chazawa desperately tries to cheer up Sumida who is giving up on his life already, and the things seem to calm down around him somehow with her help; One night, however, the drunken father shows up again, cursing him just as always, the son could not contain his anger and sadness anymore that he impulsively kills the father.

 

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Realizing that he can never become the person he always aspires to be - "normal and ordinary," Yuichi becomes obsessed to take sanctions against potentially evil people in the society and gradually become absorbed in the world of despair and madness; Will he fulfill his new dark desire, or will his soul relive and see the sunshine in his life once again?

 

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 Director SONO Sion / Biography

Born in Aichi, Japan. In 1987, "Otoko no Hanamichi" won the Grand Prize at Pia Film Festival 1987. "Bicycle Sighs" (1990) was premiered in Berlin International Film Festival. A shocking film "Suicide Club" (2001) won the Jury Prize for Most Ground-Breaking Film in Fantasia International Film Festival 2003.

In 2009, "Love Exposure" won FIPRESCI Prize and Caligari Film Award at Berlin International Film Festival 2009. His next film "Cold Fish" was world-premiered for Orizzonti in Venice International Film Festival 2010, and his latest film "Guilty of Romance" was premiered at the Canne's Directors' Fortnight 2011. His works have been highly appraised internationally, and the fans around the world are always on the lookout for his latest work.

Cast

Shota Sometani              

Fumi Nikaidou              

Tetsu Watanabe                      

Mitsuru Fukikoshi                        

 

Crew

Director / Screenplay                   Sono Sion

Original comic "HIMIZU" by           Minoru Furuya  ©Minoru Furuya/KODANSHA Ltd.

Chief Executive Producer              Tom Yoda

Executive Producer                      Satomi Odake

Producers                                    Haruo Umekawa

                                                  Masashi Yamazaki

Co-producer                                 Mizue Kunizane

Music by                                     Tomohide Harada

Cinematographer                          Sohei Tanikawa

Production Designer                     Takashi Matsuzuka

Lighting Designer                         Yasuhiro Kaneko

Sound Recording by                     Akira Fukada

Editor                                          Junichi Ito

Sound Effect by                            Masatoshi Saito

Action Director                             Tak Sakaguchi

 

129 min / Color / VISTA / Dolby SR



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