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The Sea of Trees (2015)

PG-13 | | Drama | 26 August 2016 (USA)
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A suicidal American befriends a Japanese man lost in a forest near Mt. Fuji and the two search for a way out.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Arthur Brennan
... Airport Desk Agent
Sienna Tow ... Girl in Airport
Naoko Marshall ... Flight Attendant
Michiko Tomura ... Woman on Train
Yusuke Tozawa ... Man on Train
Abe Lee Tsunenori ... Taxi Driver (as Tshunenori Lee Abe)
... Takumi Nakamura
... Man at Convenience Store (as Joseph Girard)
Jazmin Domenech ... Young Woman
Luke DeWolfe ... Young Man
... Joan Brennan
... Gabriella Laforte
Nada Despotovich ... Maryanne Wescott
Christopher Tarjan ... Gil Cramer
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Arthur Brennan treks into Aokigahara, known as The Sea of Trees, a mysterious dense forest at the base of Japan's Mount Fuji where people go to commit suicide. On his journey to the suicide forest, he encounters Takumi Nakamura, a Japanese man who has lost his way after attempting suicide. The two men begin a journey of reflection and survival, which affirms Arthur's will to live and reconnects him to his love for his wife. Written by G.BRILLIANT

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Love will bring you home.

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Drama

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, some disturbing images and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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26 August 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El bosque de los sueños  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,877, 28 August 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$20,083, 11 September 2016
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Partly filmed on mount Fuji See more »

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When Arthur comes home to find Joan asleep on the sofa, the tea kettle starts to whistle. He comments that she could have burned down the house but this is in error as 1) she had only fallen asleep in the time between turning the fire on under the kettle and 2) she awoke to the kettle's whistle. See more »

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Takumi Nakamura: [a loud howling sound is heard throughout the forest and Arthur yells if anyone is there] There is no one.
Arthur Brennan: Then what was that?
Takumi Nakamura: Tamashii.
Arthur Brennan: What's tamashii?
Takumi Nakamura: Tamashii are spirits. They are souls wandering these woods, until it is their time. Things are not what they seem here.
Arthur Brennan: It was probably just an animal.
Takumi Nakamura: There are very few animals in Aokigahara.
Arthur Brennan: Well, then it was one of the few.
Takumi Nakamura: This place is what you call purgatory.
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References Journey to Mt. Fuji (2015) See more »

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The Sea of Trees
Written by Joe Newman
Performed by Alt-J
Produced by Charlie Andrews
Courtesy of Atlantic Corp./Canvasback Music/Infectious Music Ltd
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
Published by Kobalt Music Publishing
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A Good Movie
29 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

I think the movie is underrated. I know it is not one of the best movies that anyone should watch,but it is not that awful. A great crew in this movie. The script is not that good.The movie will really touches u.The drama was good. A good experience for anyone. there is no doubt that Matthew did a great job at this movie, but he should take care of his coming movies. I compare between his role in this movie and mud. I think the difference can not be noticed. The same of his voice at both movies. overall the whole cast and the movie is very good for me. I recommend the lovers of drama to watch this movie especially the psycho movie lovers. do not be so harsh on Matthew. Each actor need a variety.It is a good one


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