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Himizu (2011)

After two teenagers from abusive households befriend each other, their lives take a dark adventure into existentialism, despair, and human frailty.

Director:

Sion Sono

Writers:

Minoru Furuya (manga), Sion Sono (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Shôta Sometani ... Yuichi
Fumi Nikaidô ... Keiko
Tetsu Watanabe ... Shozo
Mitsuru Fukikoshi ... Keita tamura
Megumi Kagurazaka ... Keiko tamura
Ken Mitsuishi Ken Mitsuishi ... Sumida's father
Makiko Watanabe ... Sumida's mother
Asuka Kurosawa Asuka Kurosawa
Denden ... Kaneko
Jun Murakami ... Tanimura
Yôsuke Kubozuka ... Teruhiko
Yuriko Yoshitaka Yuriko Yoshitaka ... Miki
Takahiro Nishijima Takahiro Nishijima ... You
Anne Suzuki ... Waitress
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Moto Fuyuki Moto Fuyuki ... Tetsu
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After two teenagers from abusive households befriend each other, their lives take a dark adventure into existentialism, despair, and human frailty.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

14 January 2012 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Krtica See more »

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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The original comic of "Himizu" did not have any elements of the earthquake disaster of March 11th 2011. A script was already written in early 2011, but the director decided to add the earthquake disaster into the story, making it the first film released that directly dealt with the subject. See more »

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Adagio For Strings
Composed by Samuel Barber
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Sono or Kim
10 October 2012 | by syd_barret65See all my reviews

For those who have watched Ki-Duk Kim's Address Unknown, wild animals, bad guy or others, this Himizu could fit in that series of films. Personally, as I just mentioned, I find this movie highly influenced by Ki-Duk Kim's style in the first hour and then by Fyodor Dostoyevsky's classic novel: Crime and Punishment in the second hour, with the girl encouraging the boy to turn himself in. This mixture between the korean director and the classic Russian novel makes a superb drama that can please both sono & Kim's fans. I also find Sono away from his classic films such as Suicide Club, Noriko's Dinner Table, Coldfish, Strange Circus, etc. In Himizu there's the tendency to a drama more than a bizarre film like the classic ones of this director, yet a superb one.


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