KANIKOSEN

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Drama - Completed 2009

Under cruel labor of crab cannery ship, the workers wish to become rich in their next life as there is no hope in the present. So all of them try to commit suicides, which ends up in a comedy of errors.

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Berlinale - Berlin IFF 2010
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    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Drama, Black comedy
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • JAPANESE
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 109 mn
    • Producer(s)
    • Yasushi UTAGAWA, Ryosuke MAMEOKA, Keigo TANABE
    • Synopsis
    • Aboard the Japanese crab ship ‘Kanikosen’ equipped with a cannery facility, workers are forced to labor under pitiful conditions at minimum wages. Some even die of cruel labor and malnutrition. And to top it off, the factory superintendent ASAKAWA is the most brutal sort who does not treat the workers as human beings.
      SHINJO, one of the workers, persuades the others that they should wish to become rich in their next life as there is no future for them in the present. So all of them try to commit suicides, which ends up in a comedy of errors. Shinjo then escapes the Kanikosen and is rescued by a Soviet vessel. He is astonished by the new social system on the vessel that is so much different from the one he left behind. In realization, Shinjo returns to the ship to save the others.
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