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Ah, kôya 2 (2017)

In the sequel to the first part, which was released simultaneously to this film, Shinji and Kenji join a boxing club. The former is just released from a prison for young offenders. The ... See full summary »


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Tae Kimura Tae Kimura ... Kyoko Kimizuka
Katsuya Kobayashi Katsuya Kobayashi ... Ryuki Tachibana
Kô Maehara Kô Maehara
Yûsuke Santamaria Yûsuke Santamaria ... Horiguchi


In the sequel to the first part, which was released simultaneously to this film, Shinji and Kenji join a boxing club. The former is just released from a prison for young offenders. The latter has a speech disability and suffers both physically and psychologically as a result. They meet and form a bond as Japanese society of 2021 breaks down around them due to the sins of capitalism and shortsightedness. Written by aghaemi

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21 October 2017 (Japan) See more »

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The best film of modern Japanese cinema!
17 December 2017 | by reigh-01939See all my reviews

I watched this film with a running time of 5 hours, but the time flew so fast! Among modern Japanese films, without doubt this is best.

Wilderness portrays several social problems in Japan, its title means this country where we live. In this wilderness, the lonely people live hard desperately seeking relationships. I was really moved by their attitude, even now when I think of them I get teary.

Furthermore, all actors did most fabulous acting ever. Especially, Masaki Suda, who played the lead role as a slum-dog boxer came out on top of young actors.

By the way, the reason for watching this film was my favorite actor Satoru Kawaguchi, who had been in Bollywood film Rangoon directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, appeared as a supporting role.

His character named Kazutoshi Ishii aka'Nidaime' is a second-generation president of a real estate company who is very well off. His health has been delicate, so admired Kenji (one of the lead role who played by Korean actor Yang Ik-june) who struggled to overcome his handicap and became a boxer.

Then, Nidaime became a patron of Kenji. I guess he loves him. His eyes say more than his mouth... I'm sure that this role became one of his masterpieces as well as Hiromichi in Rangoon.

Wilderness became my best film which always gives me courage. Rightly so this film won Best Film Award at two festivals recently, I'm convinced that will continue to win. Worth watching!

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