6.9/10
1,199
11 user 14 critic

Distance (2001)

Unrated | | Drama | 26 May 2001 (Japan)
Members of a cult, modeled on Aum Shinrikyo, sabotage a city's water supply, then commit mass suicide near the shores of a lake. Family members of those affected by it meet at the lake to observe the anniversary of their loved ones' deaths.

Director:

Hirokazu Koreeda
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Arata Iura ... Atsushi (as Arata)
Yûsuke Iseya ... Masaru
Susumu Terajima ... Makoto
Yui Natsukawa ... Kiyoka
Tadanobu Asano ... Sakata
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Azusa Azusa ... Azusa
Ken'ichi Endô ... Tamaki (Kiyoka'S husband)
Seminosuke Murasugi Seminosuke Murasugi ... Miyamura
Baijaku Nakamura Baijaku Nakamura ... Detective Kikuma
Ikuji Nakamura Ikuji Nakamura
Ryô ... Yûko
Kanji Tsuda Kanji Tsuda ... Masaru's elder brother
Yorie Yamashita Yorie Yamashita ... Makoto's ex-wife
Learn more

More Like This 

Hana (2006)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A troubled young samurai seeks revenge for the death of his father.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Stars: Jun'ichi Okada, Rie Miyazawa, Arata Furuta
Maborosi (1995)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A young woman's husband apparently commits suicide without warning or reason, leaving behind his wife and infant.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Stars: Makiko Esumi, Takashi Naitô, Tadanobu Asano
After Life (1998)
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

After death, people have just one week to choose only a memory to keep for eternity.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Stars: Arata Iura, Erika Oda, Susumu Terajima
Air Doll (2009)
Drama | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A life-size blow-up doll develops a soul and falls in love with a video store clerk.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Stars: Doona Bae, Arata Iura, Itsuji Itao
I Wish (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Twelve-year-old Koichi, who has been separated from his brother Ryunosuke due to his parents' divorce, hears a rumor that the new bullet trains will precipitate a wish-granting miracle when they pass each other at top speed.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Stars: Kôki Maeda, Ohshirô Maeda, Masami Nagasawa
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A courtroom drama centered around the murder of a factory president.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Stars: Masaharu Fukuyama, Kôji Yakusho, Shinnosuke Mitsushima
Still Walking (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A family gathers together for a commemorative ritual whose nature only gradually becomes clear.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Stars: Hiroshi Abe, Yui Natsukawa, You
Nobody Knows (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

In a small Tokyo apartment, twelve-year-old Akira must care for his younger siblings after their mother leaves them and shows no sign of returning.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Stars: Yûya Yagira, Ayu Kitaura, Hiei Kimura
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

After the death of his father, a private detective struggles to find child support money and reconnect with his son and ex-wife.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Stars: Hiroshi Abe, Yôko Maki, Satomi Kobayashi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Ryota is a successful workaholic businessman. When he learns that his biological son was switched with another boy after birth, he faces the difficult decision to choose his true son or the boy he and his wife have raised as their own.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Stars: Masaharu Fukuyama, Machiko Ono, Yôko Maki
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Documentary following Cocco's Kira-Kira Live Tour.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Stars: Cocco
Documentary | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An elementary school in Japan begins an experimental program that frames the students' curriculum around one single project: the raising of a calf from adolescence to adulthood. Through ... See full summary »

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Edit

Storyline

Members of a cult, modeled on Aum Shinrikyo, sabotage a city's water supply, then commit mass suicide near the shores of a lake. Family members of those affected by it meet at the lake to observe the anniversary of their loved ones' deaths.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

User Reviews

 
A Film about Coexistence, Life, Death and... Consequences
30 December 2001 | by frankchalmersSee all my reviews

Forget Dogma 95. This is real fiction. A stunning picture about a group of people touched by a tragedy: The killings of the Supreme Truth sect and their subsequent collective suicide. Amazing cinematography, superb acting. A must see film.


16 of 24 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 11 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

26 May 2001 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Distance See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

|

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.



Recently Viewed