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Himizu (2011)

After two teenagers from abusive households befriend each other, their lives take a dark adventure into existentialism, despair, and human frailty.

Director:

Sion Sono

Writers:

Minoru Furuya (manga), Sion Sono (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Shôta Sometani ... Yuichi
Fumi Nikaidô ... Keiko
Tetsu Watanabe ... Shozo
Mitsuru Fukikoshi ... Keita tamura
Megumi Kagurazaka ... Keiko tamura
Ken Mitsuishi Ken Mitsuishi ... Sumida's father
Makiko Watanabe ... Sumida's mother
Asuka Kurosawa Asuka Kurosawa
Denden ... Kaneko
Jun Murakami ... Tanimura
Yôsuke Kubozuka ... Teruhiko
Yuriko Yoshitaka Yuriko Yoshitaka ... Miki
Takahiro Nishijima Takahiro Nishijima ... You
Anne Suzuki ... Waitress
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Moto Fuyuki Moto Fuyuki ... Tetsu
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After two teenagers from abusive households befriend each other, their lives take a dark adventure into existentialism, despair, and human frailty.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

14 January 2012 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Krtica See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$472,855
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The original comic of "Himizu" did not have any elements of the earthquake disaster of March 11th 2011. A script was already written in early 2011, but the director decided to add the earthquake disaster into the story, making it the first film released that directly dealt with the subject. See more »

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Referenced in Making of Himizu (2012) See more »

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Adagio For Strings
Composed by Samuel Barber
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Long and Sad
22 June 2013 | by billcr12See all my reviews

Himizu uses the tsunami which destroyed Fukushima in Japan, as a backdrop, to tell the tragic story of two fourteen year old kids, Sumida and Keiko, who are classmates at school where they are trying to survive both the storms aftermath, and extremely indifferent parents. Sumida is abandoned by a drunken father and a mother of questionable morals, and Keiko suffers from an equally poor family life. It should be kismet, but, trust me, it is anything but, as we watch many bad things happen to good people for two hours and ten minutes. The lead actor and actress are tremendous, but the story meanders at times and becomes a bit tiring by the end. The message seems to be one of survival at any cost, and I recommend Himizu based on the two excellent main actor and actress.


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