By Sion SONO


Drama - Completed 2011

A teenager aspires to be “ordinary” and “normal” in this world of chaos. But after an incident that can never be erased from his life, his wish becomes something impossible to achieve, turning him into a person obsessed to sanction evil people in the society…

& Awards

La Biennale di Venezia - Venice FF 2011
Competition Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best New Young Actor or Actress
Toronto - TIFF 2011
Contemporary World Cinema
    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 129 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Sion SONO
    • Writer(s)
    • Sion SONO
    • EIDR
    • 10.5240/D21A-F49F-B057-EAB2-A8DD-7
    • Producer(s)
    • Haruo UMEKAWA (STUDIO3), Masashi YAMAZAKI (GAGA Corporation)
    • Synopsis
    • The story of a boy and a girl who are confronted with a horrific personal reality against the backdrop of the devastation caused by this year’s earthquake in Japan. An adaptation of Minoru Furuya’s successful manga of the same name, Himizu is the latest film by Sion Sono, the Japanese master of extreme filmmaking.