By Yoshiyuki KISHI


Completed 2017

& Awards

Busan IFF 2017
A Window on Asian Cinema
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Duration
    • 305 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Yoshiyuki KISHI
    • Synopsis
    • In 2021, Japan is tumultuous with the issues of youth unemployment, suicides, and a failing the social welfare system. Shinjuku Shinji and Clipper Kenji seem to be indifferent about the matters, but they actually go for broke to confront the reality. Their parents are irresponsible, so they leave home and struggle through boxing. The Japanese government tries to make the Self-Defense Forces and nursing services a system to cancel people’s debts, but protesters oppose it, shouting the draft for financial reasons must be stopped. Teenagers wander around to find answers because they don’t find the meaning of life. The original novel, published in 1960s, reminds us of the postwar generation that tried to break away from their imperial father. So, what is the topic this movie wants to discuss in the 21st century? Kenji assumes the answer is connected to the reason for his birth. Shinji feels dejected by the match with the opponent he hates most. Is the fight they go through the struggle of the time without agreement? Or is it a self-portrait of a generation being brutally thrown into the wilderness alone? (CHAI Heesuk)
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