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The People Garden (2016)

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When Sweetpea travels to Japan to break up with her rock star boyfriend, she discovers he has gone missing in a mysterious forest.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Dree Hemingway ... Sweetpea
Pamela Anderson ... Signe
Jai West ... Mak (as Jai Tatsuto West)
François Arnaud ... Jamie
James Le Gros ... Director
Liane Balaban ... Wardrobe Girl
Denis Akiyama ... Management 529
Geneviève Brouillette
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elina Jackson ... Female Anchor (as Elina Miyake)
Donno Mitoma ... Management 1220
Jaymee Weir ... Directors Assistant
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When Sweetpea travels to Japan to break up with her rock star boyfriend, she discovers he has gone missing in a mysterious forest.

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Drama | Mystery

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Rated R for some language, disturbing images and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Floresta do Silêncio See more »

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Sudbury, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Film that feels like a cinematic love song
23 January 2017 | by jessicaariasSee all my reviews

I saw it at BAFICI, South America's largest film festival for independent cinema in 2016. The film does not easily fit into a genre and so will not appeal to everyone. It is a little like Yorgos Lanthimos directed Lost In Translation. The film is unique in that it disguises itself as a mystery: the disappearance of a rock star during the filming of a music video in a Japanese forest. But, underneath its eerie atmosphere there is a minimalist story about loss. The film plays almost as as a haunting love song, more than a narrative story. I saw it at the same time as another Canadian indie film Les Demos Phillipe Lesage and I thought both works showed promise from their writer/directors. The good work of its protagonist, Dree Hemingway (great - granddaughter of the writer), and an unrecognizable Pamela Anderson are part of the appeal.


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