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2005

17sai no Fukei Shonen ha Nani wo Mitanoka

Cycling Chronicles: Landscapes The Boy Saw

17歳の風景 少年は何を見たのか

(c) SHIMAFILMS

(c) SHIMAFILMS

(c) SHIMAFILMS

(c) SHIMAFILMS

Release Date
July, 30th, 2005
Running Time
90 min
Genre
Feature
Color
Color
Screening Format
35mm

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[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

SHIMA FILMS

[ Story ]

A boy (Emoto Tasuku) furiously pedals his bicycle past Mt. Fuji and crowds of young people in the city. As he continues his solitary journey, we begin to see shots of an empty study and a woman smiling, possibly his mother. On the way, he is invited by some fisherman to partake of some hot food at the beach and in an old railway station he hears the story of an old man who survived the war. An old woman that the boy saves sings a song about her homeland, Korea, which she was forced to leave. As if refusing to listen to the advice of these adults, he continues his journey to the north. All we see is his inscrutable face and the winter landscape.
Based on a real incident in which a 17-year-old boy murdered his mother with a baseball bat and set off by bicycle, only to be caught by the police 16 days later. Wakamatsu Koji, best known as the director of 'Pink' films and rediscovered after several retrospectives at international film festivals, has made a film about the recent spate of juvenile crimes in Japan that refuses easy interpretations.

[ Contact (International) ]

SHIMA FILMS
117 Kamifukui, Maizuru-shi, Kyoto 624-0951, Japan
Rep: SHIMA Toshiki
fax: +81-773-76-5591
E-mail: info@shimafilms.com

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