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Japón (2002)

R | | Drama | 4 April 2003 (Mexico)
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.

Director:

Carlos Reygadas

Writer:

Carlos Reygadas
16 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Alejandro Ferretis ... The man
Magdalena Flores ... Ascen
Yolanda Villa ... Sabina
Martín Serrano Martín Serrano ... Juan Luis
Rolando Hernández ... The judge
Bernabe Pérez Bernabe Pérez ... The singer
Fernando Benítez Fernando Benítez ... Fernando
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carlo Reygadas Barquín Carlo Reygadas Barquín ... The hunter
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The film's title only appears 13 minutes in. See more »

Alternate Versions

UK release has 58 seconds (2 scenes of actual animal cruelty) cut out in accordance with the Cinematograph Films (Animals) Act 1937. See more »

Connections

Featured in Ayacatzintla (2003) See more »

User Reviews

slowly amazing!
25 March 2003 | by erik_ernestoSee all my reviews

Ok, I accept that the films might be slow, but the images are something unique. Words are only the confirmation of the images, just a few things to let us know the main plot. There's a love story, an attempt to suicide, death people in an accident, religious stuff, a drunk singer and actual sex. What else do you want from a movie? Well, in this movie all those elements are covered with a thick layer of sorrow, loneliness and stones. Landscape is something important, I should say is just another chacarter in the film, and at the end you know that the futures is always something unpredictable.


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Details

Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

4 April 2003 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Japón See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$250,050 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,562, 23 March 2003

Gross USA:

$21,900

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$206,784
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| | (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.88 : 1
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