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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 Yolanda Villa ... Sabina
Martín Serrano Martín Serrano ... Juan Luis
Rolando Hernández 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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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Director Carlos Reygadas financed the initial shoot of $50,000 himself. 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 »

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pretentious garbage!!!
24 October 2004 | by shiitttykittySee all my reviews

I love foreign movies. I love indie films. I love movies that are different from the typical Hollywood style.

But Japon was so B A D that it's not even worth my typing.

So I'll make it short: life is too short to waste on this piece of junk!!! Well, I'll have to make up to 10 lines to have my review posted. So here comes more warnings: Viewers be aware! Buyers be aware! For the ones who actually liked this "film",I know you all too well. You're the ones who'd try to make out what it means when looking at an abstract painting.


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