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Himizu (2011)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  14 January 2012 (Japan)
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Two teenagers living a dystopian existence in post-tsunami Japan embark on a campaign of violence against evil wrong doers.

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Credited cast:
Shôta Sometani ...
Yuichi
Fumi Nikaidô ...
Keiko
Tetsu Watanabe ...
Shozo
Mitsuru Fukikoshi ...
Keita tamura
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Keiko tamura
Ken Mitsuishi ...
Sumida's father
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Sumida's mother
Asuka Kurosawa
Denden ...
Kaneko
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Tanimura
Yôsuke Kubozuka ...
Teruhiko
Yuriko Yoshitaka ...
Miki
Takahiro Nishijima ...
You
Anne Suzuki ...
Waitress
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Moto Fuyuki ...
Tetsu
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Sumida and his schoolmate Keiko are 14 year old school kids living a dystopian existence where each of their parents' hopes and encourages them to die. Set in tsunami-hit areas of Japan about May 2011, which is used as a backdrop, the story follows roughly that of the manga of the same name wherein Sumida fights frequently with his father, is abandoned by his mother and tends to reject friendly advances of others. Eventually, he kills his father and then, assuming his life is ruined, attempts to improve society by killing "bad" people. Although not immediately obvious, what instead happens is that he attacks psychotic and violent characters, while he instead learns from Keiko and the Yakuza and people who befriended him that he himself has become "sick", eventually breaking free of the cycle of violence, but without a complete resolution of the issues raised during the movie before its end. Written by Jeff K.

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Unusual for a Sion Sono directed film, the actors were encouraged to ad lib and rearrange blocking. See more »

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After Love Exposure, I want to give this director's other movies a go. What a mistake, this movie stinks. How could a director who is capable of making something exciting to watching like LOVE EXPOSURE makes something horrible as HIMIZU is beyond me.

I like movies that are different. This movie is different. But also very dull and boring. No one could relate to any of the characters depicted.

This movies has a lot of uninteresting WTF moments that make no sense at all. I fell asleep twice watching this movie. The protagonist is depicted as mind-numbingly dull fellow. The girl is retarded. Actually all of the characters are retarded. I wonder if the radiation has something with it.

I highly don't recommend this movie. What a waste of time.


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