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

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Life in a grand canyon
25 January 2003 | by (Wellington, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

We have seen this before, humanity giving back a taste for life to those who have lost it. Hope and goodness bring back those who are standing on the brink of the great chasm. The film is at the antipodes of Hollywood studio stews and is obviously more inspired by a current European wave which gives a spiritual, almost theological, insight of human life through carefully chosen characters of ordinary background.

Don't expect much action, life is not always a whirlpool. Japon is earthly, poetic and sometimes a bit raw. It could be boring to some viewers as well.


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