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Japan (2002)
"Japón" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  4 April 2003 (Mexico)
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A painter from the big city goes to a remote canyon to commit suicide. To reach some calmness, he stays at the farmstead of Ascen, an old, religious woman. Although but a few words are spoken, love grows.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Alejandro Ferretis ...
The man
Magdalena Flores ...
Ascen
Yolanda Villa ...
Sabina
Martín Serrano ...
Juan Luis
Rolando Hernández ...
The judge
Bernabe Pérez ...
The singer
Fernando Benítez ...
Fernando
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carlo Reygadas Barquín ...
The hunter
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A painter from the big city goes to a remote canyon to commit suicide. To reach some calmness, he stays at the farmstead of Ascen, an old, religious woman. Although but a few words are spoken, love grows.

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Rated R for some strong sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »
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4 April 2003 (Mexico)  »

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Budget:

$250,050 (estimated)
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Director Carlos Reygadas financed the initial shoot of $50,000 himself. See more »

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Featured in Ayacatzintla (2003) See more »

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Jerking off isn't cinema, it's... jerking off.
11 August 2013 | by (Paris FRANCE) – See all my reviews

Imagine a guy filming cactus in slow motion for 2 hours and because he add Beethoven Ninth on it, critics call him an artist!!! There you can picture hell on earth, or hell in a movie theatre as viewer. There is SOOOO much nothing that's happening in this film for so long that i remember: once, after 20 or 30 min of watching dust and the back of some people wandering in the back ground, shot in slow motion, suddenly, a dog cross the street , stop in the middle, and bark!!!!! AMAZING, isn't it!!!!! The audience did laugh out loud, exploding of happiness so glad that something happen in this crap movie after so long spent thinking "really?? There's really going to happen nothing during all this film?? Really as much nothing of this the empty nothingness?? Really? No, i can't believe this is as crappy as it is??? There's must be something else????" NO THERE IS NOTHING ELSE but a pretentious so called "director" masturbating his brain and literally shooting cactus in slow motion on big classical music for 2 hours!! And critics took his load in there eyes to be that blind and to send me to this hell. I have stop reading professional critics since that.


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