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2013

Fune o amu

The Great Passage

舟を編む

(c)2013 "The Great Passage" Film Partners

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Release Date
April, 13th, 2013
Running Time
133 min
Genre
Comedy , Drama , Romance , Feature
Color
Color
Screening Format
DCP,35mm
Subtitle
English, DCP, 35mm, HDCAM

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

TV TOKYO, SHOCHIKU, Asmik Ace, DENTSU, Kobunsha, ABC, TELEVISION OSAKA, YTV, THE ASAHI SHIMBUN COMPANY, Film-makers, Little More

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

SHOCHIKU, Asmik Ace

[ Production Studio ]

Little More, Film-makers

[ Story ]

Drama about the passion of an editor who struggles to create a dictionary, as depicted over a fifteen-year period. Directed by Ishii Yuya, recipient of the Edward Yang New Talent Award for best new director at the Asian Film Awards in 2008. Based on 2012 Honya Taisho (bookseller award) winner Miura Shion's novel of the same name. Selected as the representative from Japan for the 86th Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Publishing house salesman Majime (Matsuda Ryuhei) has an earnestness about him that sets him apart from his peers. But he has a discerning sensibility when it comes to language, which lands him in the dictionary editorial department. He ends up editing "The Great Passage," a huge dictionary with 240,000 entries.

[ Official Site ]

http://fune-amu.com

[ Film Festivals, Awards ]

2013 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Japanese Submission
2013 Hong Kong International Film Festival, Gala Presentation
2013 Seattle International Film Festival, Asian Crossroads
2013 Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival, Vision Express
2013 Fantasia International Film Festival
2013 OzAsia Festival
2013 London Film Festival, Laugh
2013 Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival
2014 Palm Springs International Film Festival
2014 Vancouver International Film Festival, Dragons & Tigers
2014 International Film Festival Rotterdam

[ Contact (International) ]

SHOCHIKU CO., LTD.
13F, Togeki Bldg., 4-1-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-8422
Attn: SATO Kiwamu
tel: +81-3-5550-1623
fax: +81-3-5550-1654
E-mail: ibd@shochiku.co.jp
http://www.shochikufilms.com

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