ZERO

SEISHIN 0

By Kazuhiro SODA

LABORATORY X, INC. - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2020

An Ultimate Love Story.

Festivals
& Awards

Berlinale - EFM 2020
Forum - Ecumenical Award Winner
MoMA 2020
Doc Fortnight Centerpiece
    • Year of production
    • 2020
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • JAPAN, USA
    • Languages
    • JAPANESE
    • Duration
    • 128 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Kazuhiro SODA
    • Producer(s)
    • Kiyoko KASHIWAGI (Laboratory X, Inc.)
    • Synopsis
    • Dr. Masatomo Yamamoto, a psychiatrist and the protagonist of the award-winning film “Mental” (Berlinale 2009, Kazuhiro Soda), is a pioneer in the movement to unlock the doors of mental hospitals in Japan in the 1960s. His long career spanning over five decades has been devoted to community-based mental healthcare, which puts the needs of the patients above everything else.

      At the age of 82, Dr. Yamamoto is suddenly retiring from the clinical field, causing a lot of anxiety for many of his patients who have been relying on him as their lifeline for many years. He tries to spend his time to care for his wife Yoshiko, who has been the biggest supporter of his work and career. In early spring, Dr. Yamamoto and Yoshiko embark on a new life, facing challenges they never faced before.