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Eureka (2000)

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The traumatized survivors of a murderous bus hijacking come together and take a road trip to attempt to overcome their damaged selves. Meanwhile a serial killer is on the loose.

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Makoto Sawai
Aoi Miyazaki ...
Kozue Tamura
Masaru Miyazaki ...
Naoki Tamura
Yôichirô Saitô ...
Akihiko
Sayuri Kokushô ...
Yumiko
Ken Mitsuishi ...
Shigeo
Gô Rijû ...
Busjack Man
Yutaka Matsushige ...
Matsuoka
Sansei Shiomi ...
Yoshiyuki Sawai
Kimie Shingyôji ...
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Denden
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Keiko Kono
Yûji Nakamura
Eimei Esumi
Yôko Noma
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The traumatized survivors of a murderous bus hijacking come together and take a road trip to attempt to overcome their damaged selves. Meanwhile a serial killer is on the loose.

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29 November 2000 (France)  »

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$14,470 (USA) (4 May 2001)

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$46,635 (USA) (18 May 2001)
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Survivors of a random act of violence struggle to continue living
26 March 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

It has been almost 6 years since I saw this film, yet this film can stick with me and still offer me things.

After a tragic incident of violence, a bus driver tries to find two other teen-aged survivors, a brother and sister. The sparse black and white camera work provide an insight into the bleak emotional landscape as they just stumble through as "walking dead". Having lost a father, I can identify with the characters. What is touching is the lack of communication and dialogue between the actors (whic includes the lead of the Japanese "Shall We Dance" ). Yet there is love and communication made even by just the thumping on bus walls. Words fail them.

The camera work is bleak yet stunning in composition and texture. Minimal yet just enough to feel the principals trying to find meaning in life. One can also speak of the Japanese economic downturn and the resulting introspective dramatic films such as Hirokazu's "After Life". If have experienced grief or if you'd like to find some insight into it, this may be a film. It seemed shorter than the four hours, but you are forewarned.


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