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2006

Juyon-sai

FOURTEEN

14歳

(c)PFF Partners 2006

(c)PFF Partners 2006

(c)PFF Partners 2006

(c)PFF Partners 2006

Release Date
May, 19th, 2007
Running Time
114 min
Genre
Drama , Children/Family , Feature
Color
Color
Screening Format
35mm
Sound Processing
Mono

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

PFF Partners(PIA, HoriPro, Nikkatsu)

[ Story ]

A scholarship work for the 16th PFF of a visual unit, "Gunjo-Iro". Direction and lead acting by Hirosue Hiromasa, Script by Takahashi Izumi. The film portrays the faint hope that is generated by the interaction between adults who have not recovered from the trauma suffered when they were 14 and 14-year-old children. Following his independent production of The Lost Hum (Hanauta Dorobo), FOURTEEN also received the Asian Film Award at the Rotterdam International Film Festival in 2007.
Fukatsu Ryo (Namiki Akie) stabbed a teacher to death when she was 14 who treated her as an arsonist. Twelve years later, Fukatsu is a teacher at a middle school whilst remaining traumatized by the incident. One day Fukatsu is reunited with Sugino (Hirosue Hiromasa) who was a classmate at middle school. Sugino has been teaching piano to one of Fukatsu's pupils. He is also burdened with a psychological scar. It was verbally inflicted upon him when he was 14 and he gave up playing his favorite piano as a result. Both Fukatsu and Sugino reached adulthood without recovering from their trauma, but they start facing their issues from the past and finding hope to live by keeping company with the 14-year-olds with all sincerity who are living in the present whilst being troubled just as they are.

[ Official Site ]

http://www.pia.co.jp/pff/

[ Premiere ]

International Premiere: International Film Festival Rotterdam 2007

[ Film Festivals, Awards ]

International Film Festival Rotterdam 2007 NETPAC Award

[ Contact (International) ]

PFF General Incorporated Association
SHIBUYA FIRST TOWER, 1-2-20 Higashi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0011
Attn: KUBOTA Yuri
tel: +81 3 5774 5296
fax: +81 3 3461 3483
E-mail: international@pff.jp
http://pff.jp/english

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