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2012

Sennen no Yuraku

The Millennial Rapture

千年の愉楽

(c)Wakamatsu Production

(c)Wakamatsu Production

(c)Wakamatsu Production

(c)Wakamatsu Production

Release Date
March, 9th, 2013
Running Time
118 min
Genre
Feature
Color
Color
Screening Format
DCP
Subtitle
English, DCP

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

Skhole, Wakamatsu Production

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

Skhole, Wakamatsu Production

[ Story ]

An official selection of the 2012 Venice International Film Festival's Orizzonti section, this drama is a striking adaptation of Akutagawa Prize-winning author Nakagami Kenji's novella by uncompromising filmmaker Wakamatsu Koji. It stars Terajima Shinobu, who won the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the 2010 Berlin International Film Festival for her performance in Caterpillar.
Oryu (Terajima), a midwife in the slums of Kishu, approaches the end of her life. Memories of the men she knew intimately surface in her mind, and she looks back upon the lives of those who she brought into the world.

[ Official Site ]

http://www.wakamatsukoji.org/sennennoyuraku/

[ Film Festivals, Awards ]

Venice International Film Festival 2012 Orizzonti
Busan International Film Festival 2012 Special Programs in Focus

[ Contact (International) ]

Wakamatsu Production
5-12-17 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0051
Attn: OZAKI Noriko, OTOMO Asako
tel: +81 3 3341 7328
fax: +81 3 3341 7361
E-mail: tomerareruka@wakamatsukoji.org
http://www.wakamatsukoji.org

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