Arthur Brennan treks into Aokigahara, known as The Sea of Trees, a mysterious dense forest at the base of Japan's Mount Fuji where people go to commit suicide. On his journey to the suicide forest, he encounters Takumi Nakamura, a Japanese man who has lost his way after attempting suicide. The two men begin a journey of reflection and survival, which affirms Arthur's will to live and reconnects him to his love for his wife. Written by
Cast members Matthew McConaughey and Ken Watanabe have both worked in films directed by Christopher Nolan (though not together). McConaughey starred in Interstellar (2014) and Watanabe appeared in Batman Begins (2005) and Inception (2010). See more »
When Arthur is explaining to Takumi that he is going to get help and bring them back to rescue him, it changes from Arthur with his hand on Takumi's face in the next shot to Takumi having his hand up to Arthur's face (and Arthur is no longer touching Takumi at all). See more »
After seeing the horrible "The Forest" i was a bit reluctant to see another movie about the suicide forest, but was surprised that this movie deals with different themes.
I watched the movie because i wanted to watch a movie, and in that i found a lot of enjoyment. The movie had some good pacing and it deals with basically a present and past storyline entwined and both are interesting enough to have you go "no wait, i want to know how it continues" with every switch.
The acting was good, the story was perhaps a bit on the "cliché" side near the end, but in all satisfying. I have to mention the cinematography, because there are some beautiful shots in there, sometimes it felt so strange when shots where done without a steady cam but in ends up feeling more "organic" in the end.
So if you want to watch a nice story driven film, give it a shot.
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