THE ALBINO'S TREES

ALBINO NO KI

By Masakazu KANEKO

GETA FILMS / SPIRITS PROJECT INC. - as SALES All rights, World

Fantasy - Completed 2016

What is animal damage? By humans or by their games?

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& Awards

Beijin International FIlm Festival 2016
Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival 2016
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Fantasy, Thriller
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • JAPANESE
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 86 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Masakazu KANEKO
    • Writer(s)
    • Masakazu KANEKO
    • Synopsis
    • Yuku is a hunter who works for animal damage control programes in the mountains of central Japan. In order to afford the medical bills for the treatment oh his mother’s illness, he accepts a lucrative contract to kill a rare, white deer that lives in the forest by a remote village, and whose presence is thought to undermine tourism in the region by the neighbouring town’s bureaucrats. As he ventures into the village, however, he discovers that the animal is venerated as a god by the local community, which lives in a state of semi-isolation from the rest of society. While assessing his ethical responsibilities in undertaking such a task, he gets closer to inhabitants of the village, facing their conflicting emotions as to whether they should keep living as “outsiders”.
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