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2004

Ki no Umi

JYUKAI: The Sea of Trees Behind Mt.Fuji

樹の海

(c) C.I.A. Inc. + Happinet Pictures + Memory-Tech Corporation

(c) C.I.A. Inc. + Happinet Pictures + Memory-Tech Corporation

(c) C.I.A. Inc. + Happinet Pictures + Memory-Tech Corporation

(c) C.I.A. Inc. + Happinet Pictures + Memory-Tech Corporation

Release Date
June, 25th, 2005
Running Time
119 min
Genre
Feature
Color
Color
Screening Format
35mm

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

C.I.A., Happinet, Memory Tech

[ Story ]

Set in the infamous suicide spot, Aokigahara Forest, at the foot of Mount Fuji, the film tells four stories of people who discover the value of life on the verge of death.
In the first story, a Yakuza gang force Asakura (Hagiwara Masato) to embezzle 500 million yen of public money, then beat him up and leave him for dead in the forest. Asakura survives and stumbles across a man who is about to hang himself. The man pleads pitifully with Asakura not to stop him. Asakura runs off and gets lost in the woods, but goes around in circles and finds himself back at the same spot. He begins to converse with the man's dead body and understand his pain and suffering. Finally Asakura himself makes the choice to live. In the other stories, similar life and death struggles are played out by a mafia moneylender who enters the forest to chase one of his debtors; a lovesick woman; and a detective determined to discover the truth about the life and death of a girl who committed suicide.

[ Contact (International) ]

Bitters End, Inc.
2F, 3-26-10 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0002
Rep: SADAI Yuji
tel: +81 3 5774 0210
fax: +81 3 5774 0265
E-mail: international@bitters.co.jp
http://www.bitters.co.jp

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