PURE ASIA

By Ikki KATASHIMA

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Drama - Completed 2009

It’s a very personal road movie and the fantasy based on the real event that sadly happened because of the prejudice between Koreans and Japanese.

    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • JAPANESE
    • Duration
    • 108 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ikki KATASHIMA
    • Writer(s)
    • Junichi INOUE
    • Producer(s)
    • Ikki KATASHIMA (DOGSUGAR), Naoto MONMA, Kazuyuki KITAKI
    • Synopsis
    • One day, a high school boy was being bullied by couple of bullies, and a girl on her way back home saw this and came to save him. The boy cannot forget the girl who saved him and left without telling him her name. A couple of days later, the boy sees the girl again, but is shocked and cannot move. She was wearing a Chimachogori (Korean ethnic dress). A couple of minutes later, the girl is surrounded by 2 college men, and they start to make fun of her and cut her chimachogori. The girl asked for the boys help, but the boy cannot move. While the college men and the girl fight, the scissors in the college man’s hands gets pushed into the girl’s chest and the girl dies. It was about autumn of 2002, and the top news topics were about the kidnap cases of Japanese people by North Koreans. So the feelings of the Japanese people toward any Korean people were only anger. The boy just stares at the girls’ funeral from far away, full of guilt, humiliation, and self-hatred. Then, a girl who looked just like the girl who had died was standing, holing her twin sister’s picture. From the next day, the boy tries to get in contact with the girl. A sad and a punkish journey begin for the weak Japanese boy, and a strong but lonely Korean girl living in Japan. The journey has its ups and downs.
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