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Kamataki (2005)

Ken, a 23-year-old, is devastated at the death of his father. He decides to commit suicide by jumping into the near-freezing river, but somehow miraculously survived. His mother thinks that... See full summary »

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Claude Gagnon

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Claude Gagnon
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Tatsuya Fuji ... Takuma
Christopher Heyerdahl ... Scott
Matthew Smiley ... Ken-Antoine
Naho Watanabe Naho Watanabe ... Mio
Lisle Wilkerson ... Rita
Kazuko Yoshiyuki Kazuko Yoshiyuki ... Kariya Sensei
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Ken, a 23-year-old, is devastated at the death of his father. He decides to commit suicide by jumping into the near-freezing river, but somehow miraculously survived. His mother thinks that the only way to help her depressed son is to send him to his uncle Takuma in Japan. Takuma is in no way like his calm father. He is unpredictable. Furthermore, his idea of moral values is very unconventional, insisting his nephew to occupy himself with drinking sake, having sex after the shock of losing his father. Somehow, all these strange methods manage to rekindle the desire in Ken to live again. Written by Ploy P.

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Good inter-cultural relations have been shown.
14 July 2006 | by anupam_in5See all my reviews

i saw this movie during the osian's festival of Asian cinema in India. the film talks about the rare subject of cross-cultural relationships and environment resulting therewith. it shows that with a little patience, we can find the joy and love/care in a completely different setting than what we may have imagined for ourselves. the young lad comes to his uncle in japan and gets strongly repelled by his approach towards life. however, staying out of an obligation and a certain fascination, he learns a lot from his uncle, who in turn becomes fond of him. he is slowly drawn out of his sorrows and finds peace and love while developing a passion for his work. a story where this Canadian lad is shown to have adapted to the Japanese culture and found his happiness and life's purpose.


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Release Date:

3 March 2006 (Canada) See more »

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窯焚 KAMATAKI See more »

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Kyoto, Japan See more »

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CAD1,900,000 (estimated)
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