THE LAND OF HOPE

KIBOU NO KUNI

By Sion SONO

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Drama - Completed 2012

An award winning director Sion Sono's latest film is not a documentary but Japan's first feature drama depicted one family trying to face the hard but true reality of Tohoku Tsunami earthquakes and nuclear power plant explosion.

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& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2012
Contemporary World Cinema
Chicago IFF 2012
International Film Competition
    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • JAPANESE
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 133 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Sion SONO
    • Writer(s)
    • Sion SONO
    • Producer(s)
    • Mizue KUNIZANE (Dongyu Club), Yuii SADAI (Bitters End), Yuko SHIOMAKI (pictures dept.)
    • Synopsis
    • In a typical Japanese village, Yoichi Ono lives with his wife, Izumi and his parents. The Ono family live a frugal, but happy life as dairy farmers living in the peaceful village. One day the worst earthquake in history strikes causing a nearby nuclear power station to explode. Their neighbors, who live within the range of the nuclear power station, are forcibly ordered to evacuate by the government. But the Ono family have only half of their garden designated as within range. They then have to make a hard decision whether to take refuge or not.
      The film,which is examining a highly relevant subject, describes the mental anguish of the family. A family that is forced to separate by an extremely unfortunate event beyond their control. The past, the present, and the future of the two couples from different generations rises to the surface.
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